Chlorinated Solvent Cleanup Fund

  • Implement funding for investigation and remediation of dry cleaning and other chlorinated solvent sites.

Former dry cleaner and other solvent contaminated sites are actually more common than gas station sites. The chemicals used in dry cleaning are primary suspects in contaminating groundwaters throughout areas such as the the San Gabriel Valley (284 square miles) in Southern California, Silicon Valley (1,500 square miles) in Northern California, and in strip malls and urban areas across California. Individual drycleaner sites are causing significant financial problems for site owners, neighbors, and involved parties. Cleanups are more expensive than those for gas station sites, and these chemicals are often the culprits in vapor intrusion problems in businesses, homes and schools.

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