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Hazardous waste cleanup to begin at the One Hour Cleaners site in Freeport, Illinois

04/30/2018
Contact Information: 
Rachel Bassler (bassler.rachel@epa.gov)
312-886-7159

CHICAGO (April 30, 2018) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin a cleanup of hazardous waste at the One Hour Cleaners site, a former dry cleaner abandoned since 1996, located at 19 W. Main St., Freeport, Ill.


The three-story building contains materials contaminated with tetrachloroethylene, or PCE. EPA will remove abandoned chemicals on the first floor such as waste solvents, flammable liquids and solvents inside a dry cleaning machine. EPA anticipates the work will complete 10 days to complete.


To learn more about this site, visit: https://response.epa.gov/onehourcleaners.