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EPA to test possible contamination near Bettendorf site


March 14, 2018

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating possible hazardous chemical contamination in the eastern Iowa city of Bettendorf.

The federal agency will test the air, soil and groundwater next week near a site that was used for waste disposal before disposal was subject to government regulation. Samples will be taken from about 40 properties within a two-mile radius of the Bettendorf site, which is 18 acres of undeveloped terrain.

The land was leased from the 1950s into the 1970s for municipal dumping by the city of Riverdale and industrial disposal. An EPA a...

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