September 13, 2018 11:00:23 AM
GRENADA -- Federal officials are putting a north Mississippi industrial site on the national Superfund list for cleanup.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it was adding the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim site in Grenada to the list, making it eligible for long-term cleanup money.
The designation includes a 40-acre parcel, as well as other locations where contaminants may have been disposed.
Ohio-based Ice Industries has operated part of the 40-acre complex as Grenada Stamping since 2005. It was used from 1966 to the early 2000s to make wheel covers and plate them with chrome.
The industrial solvent trichloroethene was used there. It's been found on site, in an adjacent neighborhood, in a creek and at a dump site. Residents of the Eastern Heights neighborhood have long complained about contamination.
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