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New tests reveal arsenic in Ft. Myers did not come from toxic sludge

New revelations were released Tuesday after scientists discover high levels of arsenic found on South Street, is not coming from sludge.

Consultants with Black & Veatch engineering and GFA International presented their findings at a Fort Myers council workshop Tuesday afternoon.

Shock and disbelief permeated through the public meeting as one by one, consultants described how arsenic was not the result of sludge dumped by the city of Fort Myers more than 50 years ago.

"There is arsenic in the groundwater, not the lime sludge," Mark Martin, P.E. of Black & Veatch said.

Neither Martin nor any of the other consultants would directly say the city is not responsible for the arsenic. If you're confused, you're not alone.