Velsicol artifacts unearthed

In the course of drilling holes in Area Two of the contaminated Velsicol Chemical site, the EPA has run into, but not been deterred by, bits and pieces of the plant that were buried after it shut down.

The photo here shows three pieces of debris that turned up recently.

Velsicol debris

The rotosonic drilling goes right through debris such as seen in this photo.  When the chemical plant shut down in 1978, everything was buried, including buildings, towers, pipes and flues, roads, and other infrastructure on the 52-acre site.  While drilling for the almost 300 wells in Area 2, where the DDT manufacturing plant used to exist, the drills are encountering the buried remains of the former chemical facility. 


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