Report expected in a couple of months

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 03:43 PM.

The officials took soil borings on properties that were on the perimeter of the nearly 10-acre dump site that straddles Belltown Road just south of Tall Pine Road.

"Among all the lots that were tested, only one had a slight detection of cadmium in the groundwater," Akroyd said.

The detected level was 3.5 parts per billion, which exceeds the state standard of two parts per billion, she said.

"It’s not a high detection," Akroyd said. "It’s important to note that nobody lives on that lot."

The final report is expected to be completed in about two months.

"When we see that report, that will inform us as to what the next task will be in the next phase for assessment," Akroyd said.

Residents of Tall Pine Road complained in March of 2012 of sink holes in their yards and found evidence of trash ranging from old spark plugs and bottles to automobile parts.

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