Pilot Program Begins Soil Clean Up Near Koppers Site
GAINESVILLE - They still have almost 80 homes to go...but Beazer East is breaking ground on offsite contamination at a home near the Koppers Superfund site.
The company hopes this pilot clean-up will encourage others in the neighborhood to stay on board with their plan.
They are not releasing how much the soil redemption costs...taking each home on a case by case basis.
They will be removing a foot of soil at offsite homes...and replacing the soil and putting in native florida plants.
One neighbor says its been a long time coming.
Eddie Marshall, Neighbor: "I hope it works. I hope it's not just a placebo or a band aid or anything like that."
Beazer East hopes to have the soil removed at this site by Thanksgiving and hopes to start the clean-up at other homes at the first of the year.
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