- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup has been completed at the old Chemfax site in Gulfport, but long-term monitoring of groundwater will be needed.

An EPA news release said groundwater will be monitored to make sure contamination decreases and remains on the site. Groundwater monitoring wells have been placed on the site. Use of the groundwater is restricted.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1RCBHml) the Harrison County School District owns the 11 acres site, which was placed on the agency’s National Priorities List in 2012.

Chemfax, which operated from 1955 to 1995, produced synthetic hydrocarbon resins and waxes from petroleum products that can cause cancer. A news release from the EPA said contaminants on the site included benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and naphthalene.

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

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