City and County Meet to Discuss Future of Koppers Superfund Site
The Alachua County Commission and the City of Gainesville will hold a joint public meeting today in downtown Gainesville. Although it is a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting between the city and county, the big topic of concern is expected to be the future of the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site.
The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department will present the results of their recent study on the sediment of the nearby Springstead and Hogtown Creeks, which found tarry contamination up to two feet below the creekbed. The EPA, Alachua County Health Department and GRU will also make presentations at today's meeting.
The former telephone pole plant has many residents in the area concerned for their health. Chemicals used to keep the wood poles from rotting are feared to have contaminated several drinking sources in the area, and several residents want the site to be cleaned up.
The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the county administration building and will allow comments from concerned citizens.
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- Residents Tour Koppers Superfund Site
- Cabot Koppers Superfund Site "Open House"
- EPA Says No Health Risks in Homes Near Koppers Superfund Site as Residents Allege a Cover-Up
- Cabot Kopper Superfund Site
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors Near The Koppers Superfund Site
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