EPA to share details of Jacobsville soil contamination during open house

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The EPA will hold an open house on Thursday, to share details about this spring’s soil sampling and clean-up activities at the Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination Superfund Site. (Image courtesy MGN Online)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an open house on Thursday, to share details about this spring’s soil sampling and clean-up activities at the Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination Superfund Site.

EPA representatives will be available to answer questions and talk one-on-one with members of the public, from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Browning Event Room B at Central Library, in Evansville.

Part of the Jacobsville neighborhood was formerly occupied by several manufacturing companies, and lead and arsenic contamination in the soil has been found in a wide area of the neighborhood.

The EPA says they believe that operations from those companies may have contaminated the soil throughout a large area of Evansville.

This year, the EPA says the focus will be cleaning up neighborhoods southeast of downtown Evansville, including Riverside, Culver, Bellemeade, Bayard Park, and Tepe Park.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to be on-site to manage day-to-day clean-up activities.

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(This story was originally published on March 12, 2020)

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