Gainesville’s Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site – David Pais Testifies

21 Oct

Long-time resident of the adjacent Stephen Foster Neighborhood, David Pais is just one of the many Gainesville citizens who fully comprehends the hazardous health danger that the federally listed Cabot-Koppers Superfund site poses to himself, his neighbors, and the city in general. As he too knows, the “fox is guarding the hen-house” because Beazer Corp. has been allowed to control and create much of the record of so-called “tests”, as well as a woefully inadequate “Feasibility Study” for the site’s eventual clean-up, which reads like an exercise in corporate spin-doctoring. Meanwhile, the EPA is asleep at the wheel, as usual, and the City, County, and State continue to allow the Koppers Co. industrial wood-treatment plant to freely pollute our creeks and aquifer system with their highly toxic chemical cocktails such as Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA); this especially during frequent periods of flood and storm-water run-off during the high rainfall summer months. Dioxin-laden dust clouds, then predominate during the much drier, windier, low-humidity winter period that runs for about 5 months (Nov. – Mar.) in north central Florida.

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