Is Toxic Waste Heading For Your Drinking Water?
After years of trying to get the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site cleaned up, it may finally be happening. This morning at G.R.U.'s Murphree Water Plant, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said that the E.P.A. has promised him that they will publicize a plan to clean up the site by September, and they hope to have the plan finalized by March.
Nelson also had good news regarding the extent of the contamination. "The contamination of the water that has gone from the groundwater down into the Floridian aquifer is still contained on the Cabot-Koppers site," said Nelson. "It has not started to move two miles towards the well fields that supply all of the water for 160,000 people."
Nelson says that because the contamination is contained, the process will be easier and cheaper than if it had already begun to move towards the water plant. The majority of the funding for the clean-up project will come from Beazer East, the company that used to own the contaminated property and is now responsable for the clean-up.
-Josh Rosenthal, WCJB TV20 News
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