Second Agent Orange Cleanup To Begin In Gulfport

Soil samples on and off the Gulfport Seabee base are still contaminated with residue from Agent Orange.

Now 25 years after the base originally removed Agent Orange drums, environmental crews are ready to do another cleanup.

A research team has come up with three ways to dispose of the dioxins that leaked from containers a quarter century ago. The researchers say digging up the dirt near 28th Street and Canal Road, putting it in one location, and placing a cap over it makes the most sense.

"It provides a high degree of protection to the public and the environment, and it takes the risk away that we're concerned with," Environmental Program Manager Gordon Crane said.

You can hear a formal presentation about the dioxin cleanup Thursday night 6:30. The meeting will be at the Isiah Fredericks Community Center.