Soil samples taken at homes near Superfund site - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Soil samples taken at homes near Superfund site

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- More soil samples are being taken at homes near a federal Superfund cleanup site in Louisville in an effort to determine how far toxic contamination has spread from the former industrial site.

State and federal regulators sampled soil from 18 homes near the former Black Leaf chemical facility in mid-November and results are expected this month.

Tim Hubbard, assistant director of Kentucky Division of Waste Management, said the properties are in the 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of Wilson Avenue. He said the results will help officials determine whether any more properties should be sampled, because officials are not sure how far any contamination might have spread.

Earlier this year, a sampling done at 50 homes on St. Louis Street and Wilson Avenue found contamination.

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