EPA proposes excavating soil from 26 upstate New York homes

July 29, 2018 - 8:35 am

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing excavating soil at 26 homes near an upstate New York Superfund site.

The soil is contaminated with lead from the former Flintkote Plant at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund site in Lockport in Niagara County.

The EPA says the removal and off-site disposal of about 14,000 cubic yards of soil is part of a multi-phase cleanup plan. The soil would be replaced with clean soil.

The former Flintkote plant operated between 1928 and 1971 and manufactured felt products. The site's former industrial buildings were demolished during the first phase of cleanup.

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