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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Federal officials are saying that contaminated soil at dozens of homes on Hill Air Force Base will be removed and replaced.
Hill environmental manager Steve Hicken says the base has agreed with Environmental Protection Agency monitors to replace soil at any location that tests above one part per million for polychlorinated biphenyls. The chemical is also known as PCB.
It is known to cause cancer in animals and can cause acne-like skin conditions in adults. It also causes neurobehavioral and immunological changes in children. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Base officials are unsure how much the project will cost.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune
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