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Monday, March 08, 2010

CSXT agrees to take soil samples near southern Kentucky bridge

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CSX Transportation has agreed to take soil samples from under a bridge it owns in south central Kentucky to test for any contamination from peeling paint flakes, local media report. A group of concerned citizens in Barren County said their own tests of the soil showed high levels of lead. The group's leader, David Garvin, told The Daily News in Bowling Green that CSX had previously been ignoring the concerns.

Last month, David Hall, CSXT vice president of public affairs, said the company planned to do the sampling. Hall says similar testing of the water, sediments and soil in 2005 found that the areas "were within established regulatory limits."

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