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Lindon Park, Arizona groundwater plume contamination from former Motorola plant, other area businesses
Lindon Park residents: If you are affected by groudwater contamination and possible vapor intrusion, we may be able to help. Discuss your situation for free with our environmental lawyers by completing the form below.
Our environmental lawyers believe the families of Lindon Park in Tempe, Arizona have waited far too long for answers about the water contamination beneath the homes in their neighborhood.
History reveals over two decades of neglect in cleaning up chemicals leaked and spilled by nearby industry.
Residents of Maricopa County are worried about just how safe the area is for their children, and why more hasn’t been done to mitigate the potential health risk of living above a toxic plume.
As far back as 1982, Motorola, former owner of the Motorola 52nd Street Plant located on McDowell Road, discovered that the volatile organic compound trichloroethylene (TCE) from an underground storage tank was leaking at their facility. TCE was widely used for metal degreasing in industrial operations and is now a common contaminant at hazard waste sites and many federal facilities.
Further government investigations determined that the soil and groundwater was contaminated with a variety of chlorinated solvents that were used in Motorola's semiconductor manufacturing operations. According to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, spills at the Motorola 52nd Street Plant, and other facilities in the area, such as at the Honeywell 34th Street facility (formerly AlliedSignal), caused the groundwater contamination, which has spread westerly for several miles.
Families in Lindon Park are concerned about whether vapors from the contaminated water are rising into their houses through basement slabs via a process known as “vapor intrusion.” TCE vapors, if breathed in small amounts, can cause dizziness, headaches or skin irritations. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, breathing high levels of TCE over a long period of time can cause nerve, kidney and liver damage.
Our law firm has learned through the Environmental Protection Agency that it is currently negotiating an Administrative Order on Consent with Freescale Semiconductor to perform the fieldwork to collect soil gas samples late this summer. Those samples will determine whether indoor air testing will be needed to identify possible vapor intrusion in people’s homes.
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