Posted: Feb 14, 2011 8:42 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria continues to seek ownership rights to the former Ruston Foundry site and surrounding
property for redevelopment.
City officials and residents who live near the site have been working for years to clean up and rehabilitate the site, which had been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a toxic Superfund site.
The EPA says the 6.6-acre tract of land has been remediated to the point that it qualifies for redevelopment. The EPA's record of decision has allowed the city to move forward with plans to acquire the property and nearly 30 adjacent acres from Kansas City Southern Railroad.
The City is in negotiations with the rail