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I Can Be Nice Too: Excellent Town Talk Op-Ed On South Alexandria, Proposed Sports Arena "Faithful readers know the location well. From 1908 to 1985, the foundry and machine shop specialized in the manufacture, fabrication and repair of iron, steel and other metals.

Faithful readers also know that since the foundry closed, the 6.5-acre property has been declared an EPA Superfund site and a public health hazard. It's been on the EPA's national priority list since 1999. Toxic chemicals on the site and in nearby canal sediment range from arsenic to zinc.....Meanwhile, some of the nearly 6,000 people who live within one mile of the site have been interviewed by environmental officers and others."