EPA holds session on Charleston plant cleanup

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public meeting on cleaning up an old fertilizer plant site in Charleston.

The session is to be held Thursday evening in Charleston.

EPA officials will discuss plans to clean up lead and arsenic in soil at the site in the Charleston Neck, the narrow area between the Cooper and Ashley rivers where Interstate 26 runs along just northwest of the city.

For more than 60 years, the site on Milford Street was the location of a phosphate fertilizer manufacturing operation. The sire closed in 1996, and work on cleaning the 33-acre site is to begin this month and completed next year.

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