Dunbar sludge: health, property value and mistreatment concerns

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Dunbar residents living near a former toxic sludge site are fearful of what the future holds.

Arsenic was discovered at the site in 2007, and in the groundwater there in 2012, but those results didn’t become public until early 2017. An outcry led the city to test the site again in recent months.

The area bounded in red shows the site in Dunbar where sludge from a water treatment plant was disposed of.

Fort Myers is expected to hold a meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Event Center on 2990 Edison Avenue. to address concerns and discuss the latest round of test results.

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WINK News reporter Michelle Kingston sat down Monday exclusively with two dozen current and past Dunbar residents to hear from those who continue to be directly impacted by the sludge.

Property value concerns

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