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Whirlpool Corporation, a responsible corporate citizen of the Fort Smith community for many years, has been working in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the City of Fort Smith, and area residents to address the trichloroethylene (TCE) detected in the groundwater immediately below and adjacent to its former Fort Smith manufacturing facility. Whirlpool, with continued oversight and guidance from ADEQ, has been following a science-based remediation plan to attack and remove TCE from the groundwater under and near the former manufacturing facility.

ADEQ has determined there are no complete pathways to exposure and thus no health risk to area residents.

Whirlpool has completed required and supplemental remediation activities and extensive groundwater and soil vapor monitoring during the past 2.5 years, and remains committed to keeping Fort Smith residents and elected officials informed of important developments.

Whirlpool is now focusing on the future re-use of the property while continuing to monitor groundwater and soil vapor conditions on-site and at off-site locations, in full coordination with ADEQ. Comprehensive future monitoring will be performed continuously in accordance with the Revised Groundwater Monitoring Plan as approved by ADEQ on September 26, 2016, and if future data should trigger the need for any Action Plans, these plans would be submitted to ADEQ for its review and approval.

Whirlpool is pleased that we have joined with ADEQ to develop this path forward that will verify projected plume moderation and direct responsive actions if conditions warrant. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to continuing to work with the state and local community to responsibly address this site and move the property into productive reuse.

CONTACT WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION

Fort Smith Residents
Email: contactwhirlpool@whirlpool.com

 

MEDIA

Phone: 269-923-7405
Email: media@whirlpool.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT
Fort Smith Residents
Email: contactwhirlpool@whirlpool.com

MEDIA
Phone: 269-923-7405
Email: media@whirlpool.com