Koppers: Don’t Drink the Water or Eat the Soil

Posted by Trish Riley, May 16, 2009

The Alachua County Health Department has reviewed
the results of recent soil samples taken from the easement along the
west border of the Koppers Superfund industrial site… Levels of arsenic and carcinogenic chemicals were detected that are higher than allowed by residential safety standards.

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More on this from the Gainesville Sun:

Test results of soil just west of the Koppers wood treatment facility on N.W. 23rd Avenue show that levels of dioxin – a compound that affects immune and reproductive systems – exceed state and national standards for residential areas.

The levels of arsenic, a known carcinogen, and benzo(a)pyrene also exceeded state standards.

via Parents are warned over Koppers site | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, FL.