We’re glad to read that local scientists have undertaken a study of water and soil contamination emanating from the Cabot Koppers Superfund site years ago – although the damage from an overflow of pine tar into the urban creek seems to have abated, Alachua County scientists are preparing to conduct further tests on the waterway to determine residual contamination levels. Action on assessing the damage and initiation clean-up at the Superfund site has been slow because of legal tangles, but getting this job done is essential for the environmental health of the downtown Gainesville area, particularly because of potential water contamination. Thank you, county officials, for launching this research!
County wants to ensure contaminants are gone Published December 10, 2008 http://www.gainesville.com/article/20081210/NEWS/812100998
Gainesville and county officials met with EPA and Beazer officials. Published May 2, 2008 http://www.gainesville.com/article/20080502/NEWS/805020328