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CLEANUP BEGUN AT THE HINDS COUNTY WOOD PRESERVING SITE IN LEARNED, MS
Release Date: 01/11/2007
Contact Information: Laura Niles, 404-562-8353, firstname.lastname@example.org
(ATLANTA – January 11, 2007) The EPA cleanup of hazardous waste at the Hinds County Wood Preserving Site in Learned, Hinds County, Miss. began in November 2006. The removal of hazardous waste at the Hinds County Wood Preserving Site is a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize the site and remove any hazards it may pose to human health and the environment.
A release of hazardous substances (creosote and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (commonly known as PAHs)) occurred at the Site and, as a result, has contaminated surface and subsurface soils. Investigations were conducted to determine other potential hazardous substance migration pathways from the facility. No off-site contamination was found.
The cleanup will likely be completed by March 2007. The current estimated cost for the entire cleanup is approximately $900,000.
The Hinds County Wood Preserving Site is approximately 4 acres in size and is located at 1220 Learned-Oakley Road in Learned, Miss. The Site operated as a wood treating facility in the early 1960s and ceased operation around 1978.