Residents Speak Out Against Koppers Superfund Site
A hazardous waste site in Gainesville has been contaminated for at least the last 25 years, and residents say something should've been done to clean it up long before now.
At a joint meeting, Gainesville and Alachua County commissioners heard from the county department of health and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, among other organizations, about test results from the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site.
It was the first overview meeting regarding Koppers since May 2008.
Residents lined up to speak and let commissioners know how the contaminated site affects their lives.
According to the Alachua County website, The Cabot-Koppers site sits atop soil and groundwater that is contaminated with wood treating chemicals.
The next joint commission meeting will be Oct. 29.
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