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Columbus Dispatch: Gahanna Toxic Site Closer To Cleanup
April 12, 2010, 10:05 am
Filed under: News

Long-delayed plan for Columbus Steel Drum to cost $1.35 million; public hearing this week
Sunday,  April 11, 2010 2:56 AM
By Spencer Hunt

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
  
Stacks of drums at Columbus Steel Drum are seen from the air. The 55-gallon drums contained chemicals or waste.

The list of toxic, cancer-causing pollutants that foul the soil and water in and around Columbus Steel Drum in Gahanna is as long as it is old.

After 18 years of tests and legal battles, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and company officials say they finally have a plan to clean up the 38-acre plant and a nearby stream.

Both are polluted with dozens of toxic metals and compounds – including PCBs, vinyl chloride, arsenic and lead – that spilled and leaked at the plant, which opened in 1971.

Read the article at http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/04/11/copy/toxic-site-closer-to-cleanup.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

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