Home / Health and Science / County looking for more Koppers neighborhood testing

County looking for more Koppers neighborhood testing

By

Alachua County commissioners are urging the US Environmental Protection Agency to step up testing for chemicals inside the homes around the Koppers Superfund site.  County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird says they are concerned the chemical dioxin has mixed in to household dust.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/BIRD1.mp3]

He says they EPA has already decided a cleanup plan for the site, but the county hopes they will take this idea under consideration.  Commissioners have asked the EPA for this kind of testing before, but Bird says the agency is more likely to agree to testing this time around because it was more involved in drafting the methodology for the testing.

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

NPR’s ‘Hidden Brain’ Now Weekly Radio Show

NPR's "Hidden Brain" can be heard beginning Sunday at 4 p.m., right before "All Things Considered," part of the new weekend lineup on 89.1 WUFT-FM and 90.1 WJUF-FM.