Pipes on top of the ground are seen Wednesday along Wilson Road across the street from the Emma Wheeler Homes in Alton Park. A group of activists expressed concern that water is being pumped from the former Velsicol chemical plant into the sewer system, but Chattanooga Public Works officials say they are temporarily rerouting sewers in the area so the original lines can be dried out and relined.
Photo by John Rawlston .
published Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
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As Velsicol places a dirt cap on its groundwater-polluted vacant plant site in Alton Park, community leaders voiced concern about more than a mile of plastic piping stretching around the rear of the former chemical plant site.