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May 30, 2014 10:28 AM

EPA To Test Louisville Homes For Toxic Gases

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency officials plan to test homes near a former Superfund site in Louisville to see if they contain any vapors from toxic chemicals.

The Courier-Journa reports sampling will begin in June for about 50 homes near the long-closed hazardous waste landfill.

The move comes after monitoring wells the EPA installed last year found high gas levels from seven toxic chemicals.

EPA official Donna Seadler says the homes would need remediation if they have the same level of gases as the wells.

She says the testing consist of homeowners putting a special canister in a basement or crawl space for about 24 hours. The container is then sent to a lab to be analyzed.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal

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