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


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.


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



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.

About Chris Peralta

Chris is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Check Also

A cancer survivor, Jo Carver rededicates his life to cleaning the Santa Fe River

Jo Carver, 60, is a stage 4 cancer survivor who has dedicated his life to the Santa Fe River. Now, he spends every Saturday on the river with a new mission to clean up Florida’s diverse freshwater springs and the rivers that stem from them. For his 60th birthday, his family of volunteers organized a clean-up in his honor.