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On Tuesdaynight, The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting to discuss the contaminant TCE found in many Rogersville area water wells. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.
According to a press release from the Department of Natural Resources, 12 wells of the 63 tested have tested positive for the substance.
TCE, or trichloroethylene, is a colorless liquid used mainly as a solvent to remove grease from metal. The cause contributing to TCE levels in the Rogersville area wells is unclear. The public is concerned about potential health risks from long-term exposure to TCE.
Tuesday’s public meeting will take place at the Church of Christ auditorium at 109 North Harper Drive in Rogersville. Spokespersons from the departments of Natural Resources, Health and Senior Services, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Greene County will be on hand to answer questions and give presentations. Doors will open at 5:30pm. For KSMU News, I’m Theresa Bettmann.