July 10, 2008

Workers Find More Contaminated Soil

By David Accomazzo

Workers cleaning up the last of the contamination at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Commerce City found a previously undiscovered patch of contaminated land last week. The land does not pose a risk to the public, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency.Crews covered the contaminated area with 6 inches of clean soil.Future contaminated soil will be trucked off-site to a disposal site as part of a waste-disposal management plan currently open for public review. Anyone with questions about the arsenal cleanup project can call the site's community information line at 303-289-0136, or the Tri-County Heath Department's Rocky Mountain Arsenal Information Line at 303- 286-8032.

Originally published by David Accomazzo, Rocky Mountain News.

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