EPA holds meeting on Diaz Chemical clean-up
Posted at: 09/05/2012 11:23 PM | Updated at: 09/06/2012 8:28 AM
The EPA held a public meeting in Holley Wednesday, regarding the final phase for clean-up at the Diaz Chemical site.
The EPA is recommending the use of a heating technology to clean several areas of soil and ground water at the site.
In 2002, a valve ruptured at Diaz, releasing 80 gallons of hazardous chemicals. At least 8 families were forced to relocate.
Tonight, the agency told people who attended that it does not plan to take remedial actions on any properties outside the site.
Some residents want to see more done. "The EPA wants to clean up the site. That's a good thing, but the EPA is not going to clean up past the fence line off-site," says former Holley resident Andrew Saul.
The EPA says it is accepting public comments until next Wednesday. It could possibly make a final decision by the end of the month.