2009 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 21:58:06 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Koppers site, Gainesville, Florida
Contaminated soil could cause long-term health effects

By Megan Rolland
Gainesville Sun (FL)
May 17, 2009

Residents near the Koppers Inc. wood treatment facility on Northwest 23rd Avenue who received notice Friday that soil near their homes was contaminated above permissible residential standards expressed concern Sunday afternoon about long-term health affects.

Erin Browning-Paine lives in a house adjacent to the buffer between Koppers and the residential neighborhood.

A soil sample taken from just west of her property line recorded the highest level of dioxins — 1,301 parts per trillion — of any of the samples.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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