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September 11, 2007

Terrell County -- The Environmental Protection Agency is in Dawson, following up on two hazardous sites discovered last week.   Large drums were found outside a warehouse Thursday on 5th Avenue, and also dumped along Albany highway.

The Environmental Protection Division was called in to investigate, but they called in the EPA. Tuesday, air monitoring took place at both sites, and further inspections are scheduled.

A vitamin company has plans to move into the building.    

"We have red flags that rise and number one, we have drummed waste liquids, we have flammable materials, we have a structure with a wooden roof that's flammable," said James Webster of the Environmental Protection Agency. "We have it in the middle of Dawson which is a fairly densely populated area, so all those criteria are met."  

The inspection and cleanup of the two sites could take up to three weeks.

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