Lullwater soil undergoes testing for contamination

Workers spent about four days recently taking soil samples from Lullwater, which signaled the beginning phase of a chemical clean-up project. The samples have been sent to an outside laboratory for testing to determine whether chemicals buried there in the 1970s have migrated from their storage containers. Although previous testing has revealed no chemical migration, Emory is conducting the current testing at the request of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division as a precautionary measure to ensure that the chemicals have not migrated. Scott Thomaston, chemical safety officer in the Environmental Health and Safety Office, said results of the soil testing are expected this month.

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