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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 3:55am

Superfund Site Not Ready For Development

A federal agency says more cleanup is needed at the LCP Chemicals Superfund site in Glynn County before the area is ready for residential development.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry held public meetings Monday and Tuesday to discuss hazardous waste remaining on the dry land area of the 133-acre site bordering the Turtle River.

David Mellard, a toxicologist with the agency, says it concluded that about 30 acres would pose health risks if it were to become residential, and about 5 acres would be a concern if it were put to commercial or industrial use.

The four chemicals of concern include PCBs, mercury, lead and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

An Environmental Protection Agency official says the findings closely match what the EPA has found in the area.

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