EPA tests show contaminants in more property

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Associated Press

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 10:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says soil samples taken from additional homes near a Superfund site in Louisville have tested positive for toxic contaminants.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/13GXmmq) reports the results were positive for all 69 yards that were tested. The additional sampling came after 50 other properties near the former Black Leaf pesticide plant also tested positive for contaminants.

The EPA is testing properties to determine how far toxic contamination has spread from the former industrial site.

The agency said some of the pollution might have come from other sources, but all the samples tested positive for elevated levels of a probable human cancer agent in addition to arsenic, dieldrin and lead.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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