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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Bird1KoppersEPA.mp3]
A pool of 400 households have been identified as candidates for the testing, and of those 400, 30 will be tested.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Bird2KoppersEPA.mp3]
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.