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Conclusive testing to begin on Dunbar toxic dump site

FORT MYERS – Testing designed to show what, if any, toxins remain in a former toxic dump site in Dunbar will get underway at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

GFA International Inc., a geology firm contracted with the city of Fort Myers, will conduct the tests in the area near homes where arsenic was found in 2007.

Earlier work on the site, done with a ground-penetrating radar, will only give insight on the depth of the soil and any objects in it. The more conclusive testing was supposed to begin in September, but Hurricane Irma forced its postponement.

Members of the community have been demanding answers in the months since the 2007 arsenic discovery was made public, and some plan to sue.