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CHICAGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected a $17.9 million cleanup plan for the South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination Superfund site in Minneapolis.
By Kristin S. Agostoni Federal regulators tonight will discuss plans for removing contaminated soil and sludge from a 280-acre site in Harbor Gateway - marking the final phase of an effort that began more than a decade ago.
The U.S. Department of Defense is defying demands from the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct cleanup efforts at three military sites, officials say.
Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....
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