Residents Protest Koppers Superfund Site
After waiting 25 years, residents of northwest Gainesville want the Cabot Koppers superfund site cleaned up as soon as possible.
Now that there's a plan on the table, they want it done right. Residents protested outside of the Alachua County commission building. They say the site affects the entire city.
In a joint meeting, Alachua County and Gainesville commissioners discussed the next phase of the cleanup process based on findings in the EPA's latest report.
Koppers is a wood-treatment facility, and neighbors say there are cancer concerns.
Some options for cleanup include covering more than 40 acres with concrete, additional treatment of the subsurface and more testing of the soil around the site.
The EPA isn't expected to make a decision until early next year.
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