McCook Field is one of the worst environmental sites in the nation. Unfortunately, many people call it home.
Dayton, Ohio groundwater records show water underneath the Behr Dayton Thermal Plant has been contaminated with manufacturing chemicals for decades. A pool of toxic Trichloroethylene (TCE) gas, called a plume, has formed beneath the ground and is spreading from the plant. This gas is made up of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that can travel up through soil and into above-ground structures.
The Ohio Department of Health says the plume is now creating a public health hazard. Homeowners and residents living in Dayton's McCook Field neighborhood, along with anyone who has spent significant time in and around the area, need to know the dangers.