Lincoln Park/Cotter Mill superfund site update: Trichloroethene is spreading in the groundwater around the site

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From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley):

State regulators Friday confirmed [trichloroethene] in the toxic and radioactive waste from the mill, adjacent to Cañon City, and said they’ve asked Cotter to investigate. “It’s in the groundwater. It’s not in the public drinking water supply that we know of,” said Jeanine Natterman, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Cañon City’s 16,000 residents, many of whose wells already are tainted, received no notification. “Nothing surprises me anymore,” because the plant “is like an octopus with 20 arms,” said Sharyn Cunningham, 64, who lives 1 1/2 miles away and co-chairs Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste.

More Lincoln Park/Cotter Mill superfund site coverage here.

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