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Contaminated soil will be trucked from Edgewater's Quanta Superfund this week

Source:, October 15, 2019
By: Kristie Cattafi

Removal of soil and debris from a tent at the Quanta Superfund site will begin this week, Environmental Protection Agency officials say.

This is the next phase of the cleanup of 115 River Road — known as the Quanta site — which involves digging up contaminated soil that releases naphthalene.

Naphthalene is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In studies, lab rats formed lung and nose tumors after breathing in the chemical daily.  Read more.

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