DOYLESTOWN, Pa.—Federal officials plan to start digging up contaminated soil before the end of the year at a Superfund site in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Cindy Santiago tells The Intelligencer (http://bit.ly/15VkWwg) the agency is preparing to start the excavation process at the former Chem Fab site in Doylestown, Bucks County.

The Chem Fab site was used as an electroplating and metal processing facility from 1965 to 1994. Groundwater tests showed contamination with carcinogenic chemicals.

After the site closed, the EPA said drug dealers began using the property as a meth lab. The EPA and FBI shut down the drug operation in 1995 and removed more than 100 drums of hazardous substances and more than 8,000 gallons of chemicals that had been left behind.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.phillyburbs.com


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