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EPA to study dust in neighborhood near Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to study household dust in residences near the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site. Alachua County Environmental Protection Director, Chris Bird says the study was prompted by concerns contamination may be making its way into area houses.

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A pool of 400 households have been identified as candidates for the testing, and of those 400, 30 will be tested.

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The results of the study will be used to inform the community about the amount of dioxin and related chemicals in house dust in Gainesville.

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