New Interactive Map Shows Polluted Soil
Many residents know about the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site in Northwest Gainesville. But a lot of them may not know what areas are polluted.
Thanks to a new interactive web map on the Alachua County website, residents can now see where pollutants, like dioxins and arsenic, have been found in soil.
Director of Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Chris Bird said, "To provide citizens, or realtors, or anybody that needs to look at that information access to validated data. There's gonna be more testing and we anticipate this map will have more data points on it as time goes on, but this is the data we have to date that's been verified."
The tested areas, both contaminated and clean, are shown with colored markers. Ongoing soil tests will be added to the map, along with the planned indoor testing for toxins.
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