Feds to take over cleanup of contaminated site in Delaware

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BLADES, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will designate a Superfund site in Delaware order to clean up industrial chemicals from the groundwater.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reported Wednesday that the site is in the town of Blades in the southwestern part of the state. The Sussex County town of about 1,400 people is the former site of two metal plating facilities. Residents have said they suffer from high levels of the toxins in their blood. And "forever" chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in the ground water and in wells.

The EPA will investigate the extent of contamination at the site and evaluate and implement cleanup options.

 

 

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