U.S. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson met with elected leaders from Gainesville and Alachua County on Thursday afternoon to discuss the superfund plan for the contaminated Cabot-Koppers site in Northwest Gainesville. The Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to clean up the 90-acre site, once used for wood treatment — but as WUFT’s Rachael Wilson reports, local officials and residents told Senator Nelson, they don’t see eye to eye with the EPA on its proposed plan.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/4KOPPERS.MP3]
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Before the mining process can begin, owners must conduct wildlife surveys, relocate threatened and endangered species and clear the property.