EPA Finalizes Diaz Cleanup Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its plan to clean up contaminated soil and ground water at the Diaz Chemical site in Holley.
The EPA plans to treat six areas of soil and ground water that continue to cause contamination of ground water in a broader area.
The agency will use electrodes in those areas to heat the soil and water, causing the contaminants to evaporate into vapor and steam for collection and treatment.
The plan also calls for the sale of transfer of the properties the EPA purchased in 2005. Ten families were forced to relocate when chemicals were accidentally released from the plant in 2002.
The plant was eventually demolished in 2007.