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    Long story short, over the fence of my backyard is an old canal that in the 1930's carried waste water from kennecott coppers lead mine plant. The old canal I guess has high concentrations of arsnic, that as of yesterday they started to dig it all out. I'm not the kind to get overly freaked out by something like this, but in the same breath I want to be as educated as I can about it. From what I've read the main/only concern is not to injest/eat the arsnic. Having said that my wife is about to plant a fairly large garden in our back yard. Bad idea??? If I was smarter I'd put up a link to the article, you can google "magna canal project" and see/read about it. Prolly no one cares but me but I thought there may be someone out there with some mining or chemestry background that could let me know their thoughts on this. Thanks and sorry for the long read, sincerly your toxic waste boater. Kreg.
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    It's Arsenic by the way....I'm building two superfund projects for City of Phoenix right now
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    They are taking care of Arsenic everywhere right now because the Fed's lowered the maximum allowable in ground water that is used for drinking. The levels aren't any more dangerous than they have been for 50 or more years. It did create a huge market for me though... YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico&Zeus View Post
    It's Arsenic by the way....I'm building two superfund projects for City of Phoenix right now
    How do you "build" a superfund project?

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    When you look at a cross section of the canal, underneath the high concentration of arsenic, it shows the dirt to be "iron stained " so is arsenic some form of a heavy metal/iron. Like I say I'm not overly worried about it, I'm just not sure a veggie garden is the best idea??
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    Plant the garden and enjoy it. Just dont plant it in the Canal. Show us your 17 lb tomatoes when they are ripe

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