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Health officials release draft look at contaminated burn site

ST. LOUIS, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Community Health has released a draft of its assessment of an area once used to burn waste in a central Michigan community.

The department says Monday soil from the contaminated burn pit site in St. Louis and from a nearby neighborhood didn't have levels of chemicals over health-based screening levels. It says ash piles in the former burn area, however, had levels of arsenic and lead over those screening levels.

The department says people aren't expected to be harmed by those chemicals. The draft says possible groundwater also may be happening at the site, but not into nearby wells.

Comments are being accepted through May 7.

The Environmental Protection Agency has been developing a cleanup plan for the site and the Velsicol chemical plant site.

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