Cabot Koppers Site Fall-Out Merits Investigation

Posted by Trish Riley, December 10, 2008

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!