Residents Tour Cabot-Koppers Superfund site – Gainesville.com

Posted by Trish Riley, June 17, 2010

In the next few weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its plan to clean up the 90-acre swath of land near North Main Street that for nearly a century was contaminated by chemicals used to treat utility poles and railroad ties.

The site has been on the federal Superfund list since 1984, but the EPA has, in some residents’ minds, fumbled throughout the process. Twenty-six years on, this will be the agency’s third go-around with a proposed solution, and some residents think it will be far from a charm.

via Residents given look at site ahead of EPA’s cleanup plan of Cabot-Koppers Superfund site | Gainesville.com.