GRENADA, Miss. — Federal officials are giving people another week to comment about whether a polluted Mississippi industrial site should go on the national Superfund cleanup list.
Listing the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim site in Grenada would make it eligible for long-term cleanup money.
Forty-two comments had been submitted as of Monday, when the comment period was scheduled to end.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended it until March 26.
Ohio-based Ice Industries now operates part of the 40-acre complex as Grenada Stamping.
The industrial solvent trichloroethene was used there in manufacturing and chrome plating. It’s been found on site, in an adjacent neighborhood, in a creek and at a dump site. Residents of the Eastern Heights neighborhood have long complained about contamination.