ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Department of Transportation officials reopened a busy on-ramp to Interstate 4 in downtown Orlando Monday night after environmental crews cleaned up a massive chemical spill from a dry cleaner that happened 50 years ago.
The cleanup happened on the eastbound Anderson Street ramp onto I-4. Crews said they will continue to clean up around traffic Tuesday morning, but will close the ramp again Tuesday night.
Crews tackled a major chemical spill, dating back 50 years, from a dry cleaner that used to sit on an overgrown spot near South Street in downtown.
WFTV learned it will cost $1.6 million, and taxpayers will be footing the bill because the company that caused the soil contamination doesn't exist anymore.
Crews said they injected chemicals in the ground to neutralize the pollution.
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