Phillips neighbors oppose new Water Yard site

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  1. “in 2004 the Minnesota Department of Agriculture invited the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to take the lead in the offsite residential soil investigation. The US EPA determined that soil with arsenic levels above 95 ppm should be removed to protect people from short term exposure to arsenic. In September 2007 the site was listed on the National List of Priorities (“Superfund”), which allows additional funds to be used to clean up lower levels of arsenic in soil that could be a concern over many years of exposure.” (http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/hazardous/sites/hennepin/southminneapolissoil.html)

    I am really concerned about these numbers: 95 ppm is a very high level of arsenic in soil. I would like to know just what screening levels have been used to advise people about their health and safety.

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