Chemicals Found Under Homes in Cheyenne
Laramie, Wy – Traces of chemicals used to clean aircraft parts were found underneath homes north of the Wyoming Air National Guard facility in Cheyenne.
But experts say the chemicals probably pose little or no danger to people living in the area.
At a meeting Tuesday, Guard, E-P-A and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality officials told residents the level of chemicals are higher than they should be, but should not contaminate water in the area.
The Guard plans to test for vapors in the basements of residents homes this summer.
The Guard started drilling monitoring wells in August in the area to see if chemical solvents used in the 1960s and '70s had contaminated groundwater.