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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cleaning Up A Jacksonville Environmental Hazard

Published August 16, 2008 - InjuryBoard.com
From the 1890s until 1978, the old Kerr-McGee property in Jacksonville was home to a fertilizer and chemical plant. Now the site encorporates the polluted Talleyrand waterfront area. The land is vacant, and a bulkhead is built over contaminated sediments at the bottom of the St. Johns River that runs through our city.

How to clean up the site has been a headache but now the area may see state money for cleanup and community projects. Under the plan, the site owner, Tronox Inc. would purchase the river bottom as part of a cleanup of the river and the shore.

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