Environmental dispute over Delaware dry cleaning business

September 3, 2013 2:56:29 PM PDT
Environmental officials have recommended a dry cleaning business in Elsmere, Delaware be demolished because of a buildup of toxic material underground.

They say chemicals used in the dry cleaning process have contaminated the site.

The owners of Toni Cleaners on Kirkwood Highway say the previous owners caused the problem.

They are challenging the state's plan.

A hearing is scheduled for October.

State officials say there are no short term exposure issues for customers.