Media Release

Koppers Soil Sampling Open House

Friday, June 5, 2009 1:00 AM

June 5, 2009

4:45 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Health Department is hosting an Open House Meeting to discuss the offsite soil sampling results near the Koppers facility.   The meeting will take place on June 11, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stephen Foster Elementary School (3800 NW 6th Street, Gainesville).

The purpose of the meeting is to address concerns and questions from neighboring residents and businesses in the vicinity of the Koppers facility and to allow them an opportunity to receive the most up-to-date information available in this matter.

The open House format will include representatives of the following organizations:

  • The Alachua County Health Department
  • Florida Department of Health Toxicologist
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Beazer East, Inc. (Responsible Party for Clean-up of Koppers site)
  • The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

For more information, call the Alachua County Health Department at 352-334-7930. 



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).