Cabot To Clean Up Creeks
This time Cabot is in the news and not Koppers. Damage the company did to two Gainesville creeks almost 50 years ago will finally be cleaned up. Both Springstead and Hogtown Creeks were polluted by the Cabot Corporation site now a shopping center on NW 23rd Avenue and Main Street. Last year Alachua County Environmental Protection Department did some testing on the creeks and then approached Cabot about cleaning up the buried pine tar. This tar is not a toxic threat to people but only a nuisance issue. Cabot will pay the estimated half million dollars for the cleanup project. They hired a company near Jacksonville to do the work starting January and lasting through February. Property owners near the creeks will be contacted next week. Cabot will ask for their permission to access the creeks. If no permission is granted, the tar will remain. The project will have to stop in March due to the beginning of the "rainy" season. Any left over work will be finished in fall. This project is separate from the proposed EPA Cabot-Koppers Superfund site cleanup.
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