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EPA to Begin Soil Sampling in Brunswick, Ga.

Release Date: 10/28/2004
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin a comprehensive sampling investigation on November 1, 2004 in a residential area southeast of the LCP Chemicals site in Brunswick, Georgia.  The investigations will be conducted by the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) with EPA oversight. 

During the first round of sampling, 100 soil samples will be collected from residential areas.  With cooperation from residents and property owners, access agreements will permit authorized representatives to have access to properties for sampling.  A second round of sampling will occur if contamination from the LCP Chemicals site is found.  If needed, an additional 80 samples will be collected in the adjacent area of interest. 

The sampling event is a part of the Remedial Investigation and will confirm the absence or presence of contamination outside of LCP Chemical’s property line.  The sampling event is motivated by the need for more Remedial Investigation data, community concern, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) plan to carry out a Public Health Assessment. 

EPA and ATSDR held a public availability session on September 28, 2004 to discuss the final sampling plan, the public health assessment process, and health concerns with the community.  The sampling results will be shared at a meeting that will be scheduled next year.