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View Poll Results: Have you been impacted by any PCE Chemical Contaminations in you area?
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I found this article by the Denver Post that seems informative and very important. It's about PCE contamination in Colorado, which is a cancer causing chemical found in commercial dry cleaning solutions and other commercial products. I am wondering if this is an issue that anyone on here has had first-hand experience with? Here is the article link:

Cancer-causing chemical PCE contaminates Colorado soil, water and homes - The Denver Post

I do not live close to any Dry Cleaning locations, so that is encouraging. I don't know if there may has been a Dry Cleaner close to my home many years ago. Apparently the Dry Cleaning Solution that they use can contaminate the ground for and drinking water for decades.

There is a video on the page showing a Dry Cleaner in Security that has contaminated the drinking water in the area. It's scary stuff. As a real estate agent in the Colorado Springs area, this seems like information that should be easily accessible and readily available to anyone looking to move to a certain part of town, but I have not heard anyone discuss this topic at all.

I just wanted to post this and pass the information along. Has anyone on this forum dealt with PCE chemical contamination yet? It seems like a big deal.

Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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One issue might be that almost no one reads the newspaper anymore

One way to handle this would be to force internalization of the cost. Whoever puts out toxic crap, should be the one to clean it up. If his toxic crap runes his neighbor's property, he is responsible for replacing that. This would also drive several (dry cleaning) businesses out of business, but if their model is not sustainable without a subsidy in the form of being allowed to contaminate and externalize the cost...
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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I couldn't click onto your link, btw.

http://www.denverpost.com/environmen...il-water-homes

Maybe this will work for people.
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