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EPA likely to recommend former Fayette County work site to Superfund list

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to recommend the former Shaffer Equipment site in Fayette County be added to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites, according to Gov. Jim Justice.

The EPA conducted soil and water sampling at the Minden location in June. The agency conducted cleanup work in 2002 to address soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls.

“The EPA has been in control of this site for more than 25 years and the ball is still in their court,” Justice said in a statement. “But representatives of our Department of Environmental Protection have been actively involved with the EPA for the last six months to get answers because the health and safety of West Virginians is a priority for me.”

Justice said he is ready to endorse a final EPA report on the site, which could be released within the month.

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