With DERF Deadline Looming, Old CGL Insurance can be Vital Protection

Published in Wisconsin Fabricare Institute’s Impressions July/August 2008 issue

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As most dry cleaners know, the deadline to enter sites into the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Fund (DERF) Program is quickly approaching. Simply stated, if soil and groundwater samples are not collected at your site and you have not entered you site into the DERF program by August 30, 2008, you will not be eligible with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue reading “With DERF Deadline Looming, Old CGL Insurance can be Vital Protection”

Anatomy of Cleanup

Indianapolis firm helps dry cleaner in Bloomington remove contaminated soil

Written by Mercedes Rodriquez
Published in The Herald-Times July 12, 2008

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Bloomington – About 120 tons of soil were removed from the site of Bloomington Cleaners, a dry cleaning business owned by Steve Arthur, during the week of June 30.

Arthur says though he entered the cleaning business in 1992, his building had housed dry cleaners for more than 35 years. Equipment used in the past more prone to leaks and spills. It was time to clean up, he said. The Indianapolis firm EnviroForensics was brought in to do environmental cleanup, to remove soil under the building and under the parking lot. The soil was found to be contaminated with perchloroethylene, a chemical used in the dry cleaning process. EnviroForensics officials estimate that a job the size of Bloomington Cleaners would costs roughly $500,000. Continue reading “Anatomy of Cleanup”