TELL CITY RESIDENTS CONCERNED OVER POTENTIAL CONTAMINATION

Homeowners in Tell City met to figure out the future of their community. Neighbors say they are concerned about potential underground contamination from General Electrics Tell City Plant.

Paul Alvey helped lead the discussion of the future of their homes.

Alvey says they gathered as neighbors to learn from each other, to hear each others’ voices, and to collectively decide what are the best next steps for all in moving forward.

Alvey has lived in his home for 15 years. He says he and other neighbors received a letter in the mail from General Electric in July; notifying them about the testing in soil and groundwater near the plant.

He says the letter explained that there was some contamination in the area by a chemical commonly referred to as TCE. He says after some research, he and other neighbors became very, very concerned.

More than 20 neighbors gathered together to discuss the issue, but Alvey says officials need to take action too.

District 74 State Representative Stephen Bartels also came to the meeting to speak with residents.

Bartels says he wants to gather all the stakeholders together  so that the citizens can present some questions and receive  some transparent answers.

Alvey says he will continue to find a solution for his community.

A public meeting is set for Tuesday, August 21st at 6 pm at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

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