EPA adds 2 wells in Puerto Rico to Superfund list

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Posted: Mar 08, 2011 3:46 PM
EPA adds 2 wells in Puerto Rico to Superfund list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has added two water wells in Puerto Rico to its list of most contaminated sites.

The agency says chemical solvents that can damage the liver and cause cancer were found at sites in the southwestern town of Cabo Rojo and the northern city of Caguas. Communities in those areas are not relying on the wells for potable water.

The EPA said Tuesday that adding those sites to its Superfund National Priorities List makes them eligible to receive funds to identify the source of contamination.