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officials in their next steps regarding the pri- mary two sites considered for the shelter — 1330 N. Osprey Ave. and 1800 N. East Ave. It provides information relative to the boards' potential financial investment in the facil- ity and should enable the commissioners to focus on timelines, county staff has told the News Leader. The draft report will be thoroughly discussed Tuesday, said Wayne Applebee, the county's homelessness issues coordinator. County staff also made it clear to the News Leader that the documents in the report have not been finalized. They "will most likely change as the process moves forward," Jamie Carson, a county spokeswoman, pointed out in an email to the News Leader. Prepared by environmental engineering firm Cardno ENTRIX Inc., the draft report says of the East Avenue property, "benzo(a)pyrene," a hydrocarbon often found close to asphalt parking lots, and arsenic exceeded residential limits in soil samples taken close to portions of that site paved with asphalt. According to the Phase II environmental assessment in the draft report: "Based on the findings of the investigation, additional assessment appears to be warranted if the cli- ent wishes to determine the extent of on-site arsenic and PAH impacts to soil." According to the Environmental Protection Agency, PAHs, such as benzo(a)anthracene, are created when products such as coal, oil, gas and garbage are burned but the burning process is not complete. Cardno recommends resampling two moni- tor wells "to confirm the presence of the low level benzo(a)anthracene concentrations." The Cardno report shows a concept for the shelter site plan on the 1800 N. East Ave. property. Image courtesy Sarasota County Sarasota News Leader April 18, 2014 Page 10

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