DENR report finds no TCE, 1 incidence of PCE in further Wake For - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

WNCN Investigates

DENR report finds no TCE, 1 incidence of PCE in further Wake Forest tests

Posted:
WAKE FOREST, N.C. -

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday that a second round of soil vapor testing in Wake Forest's Stony Hill Road area did not detect any chlorinated solvents above health risk levels.

The testing did not find any trichloroethylene (TCE), the state said. There was one incidence of tetrachloroethylene, or PCE, that was below health risk levels.

The testing was done Nov. 15-16.

The state said 18 crawl spaces and four sub-slabs were tested.

DENR said in November it had tested 15 additional homes on Keith Road in Wake Forest and found no detections of TCE or PCE.

The issue has been a huge concern in the Wake Forest community because TCE was discovered in the well water of some homes there. The solvent can cause cancer, coma and even death.

 

Charlotte Huffman

An award-winning journalist with an investigative edge, Charlotte has driven legislative change with reports on workplace safety concerns and contaminated groundwater. Contact our Investigative Team anytime HERE. More>>

Poison in the Water

There are at least 2,000 sites statewide where DENR knows there is TCE contamination that is likely spreading into the water of unsuspecting families. More>>

  • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
  • Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

    Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:51:03 GMT
    Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat.
    Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat.
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:36:56 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.