Senator Nelson hears Koppers complaints

Posted by Trish Riley, August 13, 2010

“These folks want to have a much more extensive cleanup than EPA has first put on the table, and I’m going to certainly try to help them with that,” the Democrat told the crowd.

The EPA’s plan calls for…polluted soil from around the rest of the site and the surrounding neighborhoods would be placed on top of that section and buried underneath a low-permeability cap and a layer of top soil, while chemicals would be injected to fortify the soil, preventing the contaminants – including dioxin and arsenic – from spreading deeper toward the Floridan aquifer.

“I realize what you want, you want to get it all scooped up,” Nelson said. “In this case it’s not a mound. It’s a bunch of contaminated soil, and you want to get it all scooped up.”

“OK, well we’re going to work on that,” the senator said, eliciting applause from the crowd”

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