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The Feds Refuse To Clean Up Agent Orange Buried At A Gainesville Florida Superfund Site That Is Killing Local Residents, Claiming The Area Is Free From The Deadly Toxin, Despite Testimony From Local Residents, Laboratory Tests And Even High-Res Satellite Photos Showing Agent Orange Barrels On Location. Yet instead of correctly dealing with the sites were the toxin was buried here within the US the feds have embarked in a campaign of coverup. Adults and children in the area who are being sickened
and dying from the lethal EPA coverup.
A group of seven Gainesville residents on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three companies responsible for the cleanup of a contaminated site near North Main Street, seeking $500 million to screen for diseases and decontaminate thousands of homes they believe have been impacted by the pollution.
The Cabot/Koppers Superfund site -- occupying 140 acres between Northwest 23rd and 39th avenues to the west of Main Street -- was for decades home to wood-treating and charcoal-production plants and has been on the government's contamination radar since the 1980s.
Investigators have since found contaminants such as arsenic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and creosote compound there, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's profile of the site. www.gainesville.com...
Test results of soil just west of the Koppers wood treatment facility on N.W. 23rd Avenue show that levels of dioxin - a compound that affects immune and reproductive systems - exceed state and national standards for residential areas.
The levels of arsenic, a known carcinogen, and benzo(a)pyrene also exceeded state standards.
The Alachua County Health Department hand-delivered notices to the 20 households nearest the boundary Friday, notifying them of the contamination and warning that children should be kept away from the 20-foot right of way between the neighborhood and the industrial site where chemical levels were the highest. www.gainesville.com...