- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A cleanup project has begun in Ocean Springs to address a pollution problem that dates back more than two decades.

WLOX TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jMN69S ) that an environmental contractor is drilling holes in the east parking lot of Spring Plaza, a retail center on U.S. Highway 90 in Ocean Springs.

More than 20 years ago, it was discovered that potentially harmful chemicals from a dry cleaning business were leaching into the ground. Over the years, several remediation efforts have been tried.

A specialty contractor from Colorado is drilling holes as deep as 20 feet and then injecting a compound that’s designed to neutralize the harmful chemicals underground.

Several monitoring wells were installed on the site years ago to help measure and evaluate any harm to the environment.


Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com



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