- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Officials say an extraction system will be installed to remove chemical contamination from under an old Waterloo Industries plant on the north side of Waterloo.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1XszniY ) that Waterloo Industries’ parent company, Fortune Brands, of Deerfield, Illinois, is cooperating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and paying for the cleanup.

The plan calls for a vacuum system to remove vapors from under the building, dissipate them into the air, evaporate the contamination over time and prevent the buildup of any hazardous vapors inside.

Tests show a concentration under the building of a solvent used in metal fabrication. The plant operated from 1946 through 1997.

The building is owned by JRL Holding Co. and houses Green Line Polymers , Bare Bones Gym and a self-storage operation.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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