Gainesville’s Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site – The Talking Heads

16 Oct

The Cabot-Koppers Superfund site, federally designated as an official hazard to human health in 1983, began polluting Gainesville nearly a century ago, way back in 1916! Incredibly, for almost 27 years, the Beazer Corp. owned site, operated by their Koppers Chemical Wood-treatment Co., has been allowed by city, county, state, and federal governments, to be actively used by this well-known polluter for its business, and so to keep toxifying Gainesville! Arsenic-tainted storm-water runs off the site into our creeks and creosote and related pollutants have almost reached Gainesville’s city aquifer, supplying water to its over 175,000 residents!

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