Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Meeker Avenue Plumes stories are starting to hit the wires this week. Check out my wrap of the St. Cecilia's DEC meeting and environmental advocates reaction to two new studies that examine carcinogen standards for PERC/ PCE (the chlorinated solvent that comes from dry cleaners). Here's CHEJ's Mike Schade's takeaway quote:
“What’s significant here is that the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most respected scientific organizations in the country, has concluded and agreed with the EPA that PCE is a carcinogen,” said Michael Schade, Campaign Coordinator for Center for Health and Environmental Justice (CHEJ) and a Greenpoint resident. “In some cases, it is migrating into people’s homes.”
Also, there are two nice overviews in The Daily News (Erin Durkin) and also The Brooklyn Paper (Andy Campbell) as well as Gothamist (Sabrina Jaszi). So check those out.