In March 2022, after 15 years of investigation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Meeker Avenue Plume was elevated to the National Priorities List, meaning it is now a federal Superfund site. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now assessing the level of contamination and the health risks present in the area.
It is critical that those living or working within the Meeker Avenue Plume area are aware of the toxins and the potential environmental and health hazards. Chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs), including tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE), and vinyl chloride are underground and may be entering buildings and getting into indoor air. The EPA is offering air quality testing in the area and if dangerous levels are found, the EPA will pay for and install systems to reduce the harmful emissions found in indoor air.
To learn more directly from the agency, visit the EPA site on the Meeker Avenue Plume.
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If you are interested in joining the Community Advisory Group (CAG), whose purpose is to “provide a public forum for community members to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the Superfund decision-making process,” please email firstname.lastname@example.org.