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Behr Dayton Thermal Systems VOC Plume Site

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (narsete.virginia@epa.gov)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

Remedial Project Manager

Erik Hardin
312-886-2402 or 800-621-8431, Ext. 62402

On-Scene Coordinator
Steve Renninger

Ohio EPA
Site Coordinator

George Strobel
Ohio EPA Southwest District Office

Ohio Department of Health
Chief, Health Assessment Section
Bob Frey


(where to view written records)

E.C. Doren Branch Library
701 Troy St.
Dayton, OH


The Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC a manufacturing plant located at 1600 Webster Street, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. This facility manufactures vehicle air conditioning and engine-cooling systems. Chrysler Corporation owned and operated this facility from about 1937 until April of 2002. The ground water beneath this plant was found to be contaminated with volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, including the solvent trichloroethene, or TCE. Polluted ground water from beneath the Behr-Dayton plant has migrated underground to the south/southwest through residential, commercial and industrial areas. (more...)


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April 2013

After EPA was  unable to reach agreements with any potentially responsible parties to lead the remedial investigation, EPA began the remedial investigation through a contractor in late 2009.  Site characterization activities began in the summer of 2010 and continue to date.  Significant site characterization events include membrane interface probe investigations conducted in September and November of 2010 of soils in and around several facilities identified as potential sources of the contamination as well as rather extensive sampling and analysis of groundwater using the extensive monitoring well network located in and around the site in the Fall of 2011 and again in the summer of 2012.

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