- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup work has been completed at a site in Gulfport that was placed on the agency’s National Priorities List in 2012.

The Sun Herald reported Monday (https://bit.ly/1RCBHml ) that the EPA says long-term monitoring of groundwater will be needed at the 11-acre Superfund site where Chemfax Inc. produced synthetic hydrocarbon resins and waxes from petroleum products from 1955 to 1995.

An EPA statement says contaminants on the site included benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and naphthalene.

The Harrison County School District owns the land, where a 1999 cleanup effort removed storage tanks, asbestos and 3,400 cubic yards of contaminated soils. Other cleanup work began in April 2014.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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