posted on September 06, 2012 08:18
The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a $14.5 million plan to cleanup the 2002 Diaz Chemical Company spill in Holley. They outlined their cleanup plan Wednesday night, it will focus on soil and groundwater which was contaminated at the site.
Diaz Chemical operated at a former food processing plant from 1974 to 2003 when the company declared bankruptcy. The EPA spent $8 million demolishing the Diaz facilities and shipping chemicals and waste off site. The spill forced some nearby homeowners to abandon their homes.
EPA officials said the cleanup is moving faster than normal. The project is set to be completed in 2014.