- 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.

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

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