No TCE in Camdenton city water
As the water flows down the hill, it flows over and around rocks, over the ridges of the corrugated plastic and runs off each trough to the next, all of which add air to help evaporate the TCE, according to MDNR.
MDNR PHOTO By Lake Sun staff, email@example.com In a trust-building exercise that appears to have been a positive step forward, the City of Camdenton water supply has been tested by the state and found free of any volatile organic compounds.
While historical data of annual testing of municipal drinking water wells dating back to 1997 show Camdenton’s water to meet safe drinking water standards, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the city agreed to have MDNR staff collect the 2018 annual samples earlier this year.
Normally the municipality collects the water itself in April and sends samples in to MDNR for testing and results.
Distrust of the city in regards to the municipal water system and contamination dates to the initial discovery of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the Mulberry Well in the 1990s when there was a lack of communication from the city with the public on what was going on.
Show more… Now, according to the recent and past test results, the three city wells currently in use have not been contaminated by the improperly dumped TCE waste.
City water was tested for several compounds, all of which came at a non-measurable rate.
Long-term exposure can cause potential effects to the immune system and potential increased risk for certain cancers such as kidney, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and liver, according to MDNR.
Many former works at the manufacturing facility and residents in the vicinity believe some deaths can be attributed to TCE exposure, though a direct connection is difficult to prove in circumstances like these.
Manufacturing was done at this location from at least 1967 to 2012 by first Dawson Metal Products, Sundstrand Tubular Products Inc. and Modine Heat Transfer Inc. Past investigations revealed contamination at the facility with TCE levels above maximum levels set by the EPA.