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EPA Chooses Remedy For Residents Near A Superfund Site In Putnam County

Courtesy of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has come up with a solution to protect residents at a Superfund site in Putnam County, New York.

The EPA says its $5.83 million remedy for the Arsenic Mine Superfund Site in Kent includes offering to purchase certain contaminated properties and permanently relocate the affected residents who choose to move. Once the properties are vacated, the homes will be demolished. Permanent relocation will include federal financial and logistical support for residents to help them move away from the site. Other help will include identifying and moving into replacement residences. EPA previously took short-term measures at the site, such as installing barriers to contaminated soil in high-use areas.

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