Anderson St. I-4 on-ramp reopened following chemical spill cleanup



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.