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EPA investigating leaking chemicals

Mon., July 12, 2010

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.


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