"EPA To Test Hazardous Barrel Site"

"SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct tests at a Tremont City site containing buried barrels filled with 1.5 million gallons of hazardous waste."

"The U.S. EPA Region 5 office will sample surface water, soil and sediment in and around the Tremont City Barrel Fill Superfund Alternative Site this month.

The decision has a local water protection group worried the site’s status could change after local officials and health groups have fought for decades to have it cleaned up.

People for Safe Water, a new group determined to fight the U.S. EPA’s plans to remediate the barrel fill, began meeting last May after a previous group, Citizens for Wise Action Toward Environmental Resources, known as CF/WATER, decided to disband."

Michael Cooper reports for the Springfield News Sun April 15, 2013.

Source: Springfield News Sun, 04/16/2013