Cabot-Koppers, Gainesville

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:33 by admin
The Cabot-Koppers Superfund site is located in Gainesville, Florida. For several decades, industrial facilities on the property treated wood with rot-resistant chemicals such as creosote, pentachlorophenol and chromated copper arsenate. Koppers Industries, Inc. currently uses the western portion of the site to treat utility poles with an arsenic-based compound. Cabot Carbon Corp. formerly used the eastern portion of the site to produce charcoal. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the presence of toxic waste on the property in 1979. The site was included on the EPA's National Priorities List in 1984. Remediation commenced in the early 1990s and additional contamination has since been found. City officials are concerned that toxic chemicals from the site may seep into nearby city wells. Many chemicals, including arsenic, benzene and potentially carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been found in the site's soil. Some of these substances have also contaminated surrounding groundwater.

See your doctor if you live in close proximity to the Cabot-Koppers superfund site and you have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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