Tuesday, March 2, 2010

EPA Revisits Planned Cleanup Zone Near Indiana's Glenwood Middle School

March 2, 2010- Officials are rethinking plans to use a vacant lot next to Glenwood Middle School to temporarily store contaminated soil that will be removed from Evansville's Jacobsville Superfund Site. The soil is contaminated with lead and arsenic to the extent that they warrant a $5 million federally funded cleanup effort overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Limiting exposure of children to the lead-contaminated soils has been cited as a primary reason for the cleanup.

About 350 properties are being targeted for the cleanup, which begins this month. An emergency cleanup of 83 of the highest contaminated yards in 2007-2008 produced about 4,000 tons of soil.


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