Policy: Environment & Energy

EPA to hold meeting on Superfund site in Gulfport

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Long-term cleanup of chemicals remaining in the soil of the old Chemfax Inc. property is set to begin this month.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1fEwsfL ) the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a meeting Tuesday to discuss it with the public.

Chemfax Inc., which owned 11 acres on the northeast corner of Creosote Road and Three Rivers Road, used petroleum products to manufacture synthetic resins and waxes used in paint, varnish and adhesives from 1955-95. The EPA says toxic byproducts -- known as PAHs and BTEX -- seeped into the soil and groundwater but have been confined to the property boundaries.

The initial $1.5 million cleanup was completed in 1999 and a long-term plan for remediation started in 2002.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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