EPA Concerned Again About Once-Notorious Site

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal environmental officials are raising new concerns about conditions at a Bullitt County site that became a poster child for industrial negligence 30 years ago.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports that inspectors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have found about four dozen rusted metal drums on land just outside the part of the dump that was capped and fenced in the 1980s. They've also identified slabs of what appears to be hardened paint sludge.

Officials are downplaying any threat to public health. But samples of sediment in a nearby Salt River tributary have tested positive for PCBs. Once used as coolants and lubricants, PCBs are now banned because of cancer links and other health problems.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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