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Grain Handling Facility added to Superfund list

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a grain handling facility in Spokane County to the national Superfund list. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a grain handling facility in Spokane County to the national Superfund list.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a grain handling facility in Spokane County to the national Superfund list.
    
The site is in the town of Freeman, about 15 miles east of Spokane.
    
The EPA says the site threatens the health of students, teachers and workers in the Freeman School District.
    
During a 2013 inspection, the EPA says carbon tetrachloride and chloroform were found in soil at the grain handling facility and in groundwater collected from nearby water supply wells.
    
One of the wells is the sole water source for the Freeman School District campus, which includes their primary, middle and high schools.
    
The school water system serves approximately 900 people.

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