Solvent Laced Wash Water Contaminates Water Supply Well

Solvent Laced Wash Water Contaminates Water Supply Well

Acknowledgement to Great American

A small paint manufacturing company performed routine drum washing operations over a severely compromised concrete containment pad. Over time, solvent laced wash water migrated through cracks in the concrete and into the subsurface soils and groundwater. The plume of solvents traveled off site and contaminated a nearby municipal water supply well. The municipality filed suit for clean-up and property damage claims as the well had to be fitted with costly remedial technologies to provide safe drinking water for its customers.

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