Cabot-Koppers Clean-Up Concerns
Published February 27th, 2013
GAINESVILLE - The Environmental Protection Agency was in town today listening to people's worries and concerns about the clean up plan. But neighbors say they still have many unanswered questions.
The EPA and Beazer East; the company responsible for cleaning up the Cabot- Koppers superfund site have come up with an 800 page contract to start cleaning the site. The contract will be viewed by a judge and if ok'd a clean-up of the superfund site will begin. Maria Parsons, a member of the Stephen Foster Neighborhood Protection Group, says a clean-up is not enough and that in this case beazer east needs to buy out neighboring properties. "We want environmental justice, we want transparency and we want the epa and other agencies that are supposed to be there for the protection of the people to do their job"
EPA say they plan on visiting every single house and where ever there's a hint of contamination, it will be cleaned. Unless the homeowner refuses it. This was the last public meeting about the issue however the public has until the 15th of March to make comments for the judge to consider.
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- Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site Update
- Community Response to the EPA's Cabot-Koppers Clean Up Plan
- Federal Judge Approves Cabot Koppers Clean-up Plan
- Community Clean-Up
- Health Department Notifies Cabot- Kopper Site Neighbors About Health Risks
- Cabot Tar Clean-Up Finished
- Cabot Koppers Superfund Site "Open House"
- Cabot Kopper Superfund Site
- Koppers Sells Facility To Beazer East Inc,