Question regarding Trichloroethylene (TCE)

The following is an email from Jesus Serna to the Site Trustee, Roberto Puga. Mr. Puga’s response is bolded.

Mr. Puga,

Does the Asarco Site has the chemical trichloroethylene (“trike”) in the soil?

If so, there is a way to clean it up.

A concerned citizen.

Jesus R. Serna

Mr. Puga’s response:

Dear Mr. Serna,

Thank you for contacting me and your interest in the former ASARCO site.

Site-wide the constituents of concern are non-organics, notably arsenic, cadmium and lead. We recently confirmed this with supplemental soils sampling that specifically targeted organics, and found that there were no significant occurrences of any organic and none of TCE.

Regards,
Roberto Puga

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