Leon Valley pollution could warrant State Superfund designation
A plume of contaminated groundwater under Leon Valley could be designated a State Superfund site, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials said April 20.
| Kurtis Tatsch runs water from his home's private well recently as his wife Laura looks on. After contamination was found in a Leon Valley well, Tatsch has been trying to convince environmental officials to test his well. (Photo by Mark Greenberg) |
Several private wells in Leon Valley have been fitted with carbon filters to prevent residents from drinking contaminated water.
The Current received the information after press deadline for the April 21 issue; look for more in-depth coverage about this issue in the print edition next week.
To see the Current's previous stories about Leon Valley contamination, click on the following links:
"Deep thoughts," May 27-June 2, 2004
"Leon Valley contamination still a mystery," June 3-9, 2004
"More questions, no answers," November 18-24, 2004
By Lisa Sorg