Tetrachloroethylene Contamination

Tetrachloroethylene (“PCE” or “PERC”) Contamination

One of the most widely-used, highly-volatile hazardous chemicals is tetrachloroethylene (commonly referred to as “PCE” or “PERC”). PCE is widely used in dry-cleaning, textile processing, automotive repair, metalworking industries, and furniture manufacturing, among others. PCE was also often an agent in cleaning and degreasing products used in many additional industries as well as consumer products like paint strippers and spot removers.

If disposed improperly, PCE can penetrate into the soil and groundwater, creating a devastating effect on the subsurface and a seriously costly issue to business and property owners across the state. Soil vapor containing PCE can also migrate inside residential and commercial properties, creating an immediate risk to human health through exposure to PCE-laden soil vapors.

If you are a current owner of a PCE-contaminated site, operate a business on a potentially contaminated site, or own or operate on nearby property you are at risk. If this is the case or if you are considering acquiring a piece of this property near a potentially contaminated site, you have come to the right place. Here at Benner & Boon, we are proud to be the premiere environmental law firm in San Diego, and we can help you handle all the regulatory red tape that comes with environmentally liable real estate. Since PCE is listed as a hazardous substance of interest both in California and nationwide, it’s important that you have the right legal counsel and a solid strategy to deal with the repercussions of contaminated development sites. Our firm can assist you in navigating the ordinances for the disposal and remediation of PCE and other toxic chemicals.

When you need an environmental lawyer that you can count on to protect your interests, reach out to Benner & Boon. Consultations are always free.