"Rising Pollution Puts Water Source at Risk"

"New tests show that toxic pollution from an abandoned chemical plant near Delaware City is far worse than previously believed, posing even greater future risks to drinking water in the region.

Concentrations of cancer-causing benzene in a 150-foot-deep groundwater layer near the former Metachem Products plant has spread far deeper and at higher concentrations than the last round of testing in 2005, and thousands of times higher than the federal government's drinking water safety limit."

Jeff Montgomery reports for the Wilmington News Journal March 16, 2010.

Source: Wilmington News-Journal, 03/17/2010