About 40 people attended the EPA's public hearing at Carbondale City Hall on June 12, 2019.Credit Amelia BlakelyEdit | Remove


The Environmental Protection Agency paid Carbondale residents a visit to present the agency's proposal to add about 16 acres to the cleanup plan for the former Koppers Wood-Treating site.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on a plan to expand the clean-up at Koppers Wood-Treating Facility in Carbondale.

The EPA wants the current site owner, Beazer East, to excavate contaminated soil from over eight acres of the property for disposal in an off-site landfill. Another seven acres of contaminated soil would be covered with a one-foot thick clean soil cover.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about issues that came before the city's Human Relations Commission, including concerns over a proposed solar array and ideas on how to boost SIUC enrollment.