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Groundwater pollution case pits Bethany against aerospace companies
A chemical known to cause liver problems and increase the risk of cancer in humans have been found in concentrations as high as eight times the federal limit in Bethany near Wiley Post Airport, according to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
Now the city wants the companies to accept blame, according to a federal lawsuit. The companies blame the city's sewer system for the pollution.
Tetrachoroethylene, also called TCE, was used to degrease metal aircraft parts at the old aerospace plant, The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey reports.