A former chemical plant in Michigan will get an additional $10 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in efforts to clean up the site, which is contaminated with toxic waste. The Velsicol Chemical Corp. plant in St. Louis, which has been shut down since 1978, is one of the nation’s largest superfund sites. The cleanup, which is expected to take about 18 months, involves thermal treatment of the soil, a process that utilizes special equipment to heat the soil and treat the containers of toxins on the plant property. Velsicol was a producer of many chemicals from toxic flame retardant PBB, ... Read More
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