|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:41:33 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant property, Columbus, Mississippi|
Mayor touts Kerr-McGee cleanup; Link official doubts it
NERISSA YOUNG Columbus Dispatch (MS) November 30, 2011Cleanup at the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant property was a key topic in Mayor Robert Smith's comments at the Rotary Club's weekly meeting Tuesday.
A $7 million trust fund for the city of Columbus is being used to clean up 28 homes contaminated by the former plant that manufactured pressure-treated wood products, the mayor said.
The facility used pentachlorophenol, commonly known as PCP, for some of its processes. The plant was closed and the site was sealed off in 2003 amid allegations of environmental contamination that creosote was leaching into the soil. Creosote is a wood treatment chemical that has been linked to cancer, skin irritation and respiratory complaints.
...Smith said the city is getting $50,000 of that money to determine whether a solar panel farm can be built on the site.
... For the entire article, see http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=14282 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org
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