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Originally posted by Angry Danish
Has anyone ever tested the soil around the Shanksville crash site for jet fuel?
Did they remove a whole bunch of toxic soil from the crash site even? Wouldn't they do that if the soil was tainted with jet fuel?
By today, Environmental Resources Management Inc. of Pine, a contractor hired by United, expects to return 5,000 to 6,000 cubic yards of soil to the 50-foot hole dug around the crater left by the crash.
The soil is being tested for jet fuel, and at least three test wells have been sunk to monitor groundwater, since three nearby homes are served by wells, Betsy Mallison, a state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman, said.
So far, no contamination has been discovered, she said.