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

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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.

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