2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 09:38:38 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Orphan aerospace site in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, the 'City Beautiful,' weighs paying to clean up toxic mess

Kevin Spear and Mark Schlueb
Orlando Sentinel (FL)
October 4, 2008

Orlando leaders are considering whether to come up with nearly $13 million to clean up a toxic mess near downtown that the city didn't cause and doesn't have to pay for.

One big motivation behind the deal: "The City Beautiful" does not want the federal government to declare one of its core neighborhoods a Superfund site. If that happened, Mayor Buddy Dyer said, property values could plummet.

The city will consider a proposal Monday to purge an industrial chemical contaminating 40 acres near Lake Highland Preparatory School. The plan also includes selling some of the land to the private school for sports uses.


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Lenny Siegel
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