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Council Says City is Not Responsible for Toxic Soil Cleanup

Council Says City is Not Responsible for Toxic Soil Cleanup



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(KSL News) The West Jordan City Council says if toxic soil is found in their city, the city is not responsible for the cleanup.

The Deseret Morning News reports city officials say their staff lacks the expertise needed to properly identify and clean up contaminated areas.

They say developers are now required to pay for an investigation to see if the soil is contaminated. If it is, the developer won't be granted development approval until the soil is cleaned up.

The resolution came after arsenic was found in a 17-mile-long ditch that was used by an old processing facility near the Bingham Canyon Mine.

The EPA and Kennecott are working to evaluate the risk of this contaminated soil.

Toxic Soil Meeting

June 7, 2007
6:30 p.m.
West Jordan City Hall

June 12, 2007
6:30 p.m.
West Valley Family Fitness Center

A meeting will be held tonight and next Wednesday to discuss the investigation and potential health risks from the soil.

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