EPA resuming arsenic cleanup of south Mpls. homesby Stephanie Hemphill, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — The Environmental Protection Agency will resume this spring its cleanup of South Minneapolis homes contaminated with arsenic.
The arsenic came from a former pesticide plant and was discovered in 1994 during planning for the Hiawatha Light Rail Line. It affects nearly 1,500 acres around Hiawatha and 28th Street.
Cleanup began in 2004 and the EPA says more than 400 properties have yet to be cleaned up.
Neighbors are invited to an informational meeting Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Matthews Recreation Center.
The EPA will use stimulus money to pay for the work.