EPA: Toxic fumes found at industry

Staff Writer

   Studies show that toxic air has been discovered at a Grenada industry, possibly affecting hundreds of workers.
   A new study the Environmental Protection Agency released late last week shows TCE, a cancer-causing vapor, exists inside the Grenada Manufacturing, LLC, (Grenada Stamping) building at rates exceeding the federal action level.

Ice Not Problem

   Ice Industries, which operates Grenada Stamping, does not use TCE and has not contributed to the problem, according to the EPA.
   TCE is a non-flammable, colorless liquid used for cleaning metal parts and is a common groundwater contaminant. It dissolves in water, but can remain in groundwater for a long time. In surface water, it quickly evaporates and is commonly found as vapors in the air.

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