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Whirlpool Corporation, a responsible corporate citizen of the Fort Smith community for many years, has been working in close cooperation 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.

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

In December 2013, ADEQ issued the Final Remedial Action Decision Document (RADD) which lays out the science-based remediation plan Whirlpool has been following to attack and remove TCE from the groundwater under and near the former manufacturing facility. Whirlpool has made significant progress with remediation work in this area and remains committed to keeping the residents and elected officials informed of important developments.

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RECENT NEWS AND DOCUMENTS

Read Whirlpool's Cover Letter on Comments to the Revised RADD here and Full Comments here.

Read the Fourth Quarter 2014 Progress Report Cover Letter here and Full Report here.

Review Whirlpool's January 27, 2015 City Directors Study Session Presentation here.

Read the 2014 Annual Progress Report Cover Letter here and Full Report here.

See the full list of news and documents in the Background section here.


FACTS

Whirlpool Corporation, a responsible corporate citizen of the Fort Smith community for many years, has been working in close cooperation 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. ADEQ has determined there are no complete pathways to exposure, and thus no health risk to area residents.

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BACKGROUND

Whirlpool has been working closely and actively with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) since 2001. As part of our commitment to transparency, Whirlpool has made thousands of pages of records and reports available for review on this website and at the Fort Smith Public Library. We will continue to add new documents to this site as they become available.

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QUESTIONS

We know Fort Smith residents have a lot of questions. To help share information, we are posting many of the questions we have received, along with their answers, on this website.

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HOW TO REACH US

If you have not found the information you are looking for or have additional questions, we strongly encourage you to contact us directly. We have set up a dedicated toll-free phone number and email address for this situation.

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CONTACT
Fort Smith Residents
Phone: 888-923-9745
Email: contactwhirlpool@whirlpool.com

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