REXBURG, Idaho – Investigators with the Environmental Protection Agency are examining an eastern Idaho property that’s been designated a crime scene by local authorities who say they found hundreds of drums leaking chemicals.
The Standard Journal reported that the federal officials arrived Saturday to examine the property that contains 1-gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon drums.
Officials are concerned the chemicals could make it into well water or a nearby canal. Two wetlands are also nearby.
Owner Max Spatig contends there is no spill and is disputing the crime scene designation that prevents him from living on the residence.