While tests call McCullom Lake air and water safe, not all are reassured
Resident says 'This illusion that this cloud has been lifted is just that – an illusion'
It took a lot of time and arm twisting, but McCullom Lake Village President Terry Counley got village wells and air tested for vinyl chloride.
At this time last year, Underwriters Laboratories sampled 293 of the village’s 400-plus private wells, and reported last January that all but one was free of the carcinogen blamed in 33 lawsuits to date for causing a cluster of brain and pituitary tumors in the area. The one sample that did test positive came from a new, stagnant holding tank that tested clean after being flushed.
In September, another firm tested the air inside and outside 10 village homes and concluded that air contaminants, including vinyl chloride, were well below federal acceptable levels.
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