Tests unclear on white dust coating east Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — East
Savannah residents are working with state officials to figure out what's
causing a layer of white dust to cover outdoor surfaces and what it's
made out of.

The Savannah Morning News reports east Savannah
neighbor Dallas Phelps filed a complaint with the state Environmental
Protection Division saying he thought the dust was coming from a nearby
BASF manufacturing plant.

EPD Engineer Chris Beranek inspected the
plant and didn't find any permit violations. Officials also say the
company hasn't been issued any federal air, water or hazardous waste
violations in the past three years.

The EPD gave samples of the dust to the company to analyze, and officials have said tests have come back as inconclusive.

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