Arsenic from Kent abandoned mine has seeped into soil, water for 30 years: Schumer pushes EPA to act

Source:, October 8, 2019
By: Isabel Keane

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to stop “dragging its feet” as toxic arsenic seeps into the soil and water from an abandoned mine in Kent, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

Arsenic that has been spilling onto private property since 1987 and exposing residents to contaminated water and soil, and has even hospitalized two residents, was added to the EPA’s Proposed National Priorities List in June.  Read more.

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