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Name of Article:
A Chance to Question Arsenic Cleanup 
Title of Book/Journal:
Star Tribune 
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Publication Date:
September 27, 2006     
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According to the article, residents in southern Minneapolis met with officials from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on September 26, 2006 to discuss the fact that their neighborhoods were scheduled to be added to the Superfund list due to arsenic contamination. The residents primarily wanted to know why numerous people were getting sick however, an EPA official noted that all parks and public schools in the area were tested and showed low arsenic levels. In addition, the official assured the residents that EPA was moving “as quickly as possible to test and clean up contaminated yards.” Environmental justice groups were not satisfied and believe that the contaminated yards should be replaced, not merely cleaned. In addition, they called for a “right-to-know” ordinance that will inform new homeowners, renters, and landlords of any arsenic test results. Article was taken from EJ in the News.

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