Whirlpool also left a plume of TCE under the ground at the Fort Smith Ar. plant and a nearby neighborhood. Erin Brockovich is on the case and it's going to end up costing Whirlpool some money to resolve.
Home values in the affected area north of the closed Whirlpool plant have fallen 25-75 percent and Whirlpool asked Fort Smith to ban well drilling in that area. They closed down the plant, sent the jobs to Mexico, and left the citizens of Fort Smith to deal with the mess. It makes me sick when I hear Whirlpool called a "good corporate citizen."