PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began soil and water sampling Monday around the Shaffer Equipment Company site in Minden.

The EPA previously conducted cleanup work in 2002 to address soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls.

The company used the facility to manufacture equipment used in mining, including transformers.

The new testing regards PCBs and dioxin. It comes as the result of concerns from residents.

A sampling will be conducted at the site, as well as along Arbuckle Creek to Thurmond Street. The federal agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection met with residents in March.

According to an EPA statement, the sampling results will be finalized “later this summer.”

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