"Toxic Site Neighbors Await Test Results"

"Residents waiting to learn whether their property was contaminated by an insecticide manufacturing plant in their Park Hill neighborhood want to know why it took officials about 25 years to begin testing the soil in and near what has become the city's newest Superfund toxic waste site."

"'It feels like there was a cover-up' and 'nobody cares,' said Louisville resident Yolanda Cargill, who was raised in the 1700 block of St. Louis Street and lived there until 2006, near a former entrance to a 29-acre industrial site where the Black Leaf 40 brand of insecticides and others were once produced.

State and federal environmental regulators acknowledge an approximate quarter-century delay from the first surveys of the property off Dixie Highway in the mid-1980s to the investigations by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of possible off-site contamination at 50 nearby residential properties."

James Bruggers reports for the Louisville Courier-Journal April 15, 2012.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 04/16/2012