Updates on Carepoint Health and Wellness Center

Carepoint Pollution Updates
Carepoint Pollution Updates
Posted at 5:37 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 07:44:18-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) -- In February, Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor shared environmental concerns about the construction site of "Carepoint Health and Wellness Center" in the city's Southside.

We've got an update on this story.

WTXL received a copy of a letter from the "Florida Department of Environmental Protection", stating the site meets its requirements and recommends no further action.

Construction for "Carepoint Health and Wellness Center" is ahead of schedule, the building should be complete by September.

The DEP says there's no evidence of "impacted soil or groundwater requiring additional assessment."

A representative for Carepoint says it's been compliant throughout the process, and is excited to provide healthcare resources to this area of Tallahassee.

Commissioner Bill Proctor issued a statement in response to the DEP letter.

"I maintain that this site, as a future health center, should have been completely cleaned up of toxins, period. It makes no sense that environmental standards governing toxic waste in Florida communities are compromised to allow more intense and greater concentrations of toxic waste to remain on commercial business sites where the public is invited to engage. Only God and Mother Nature truly know how right or wrong the findings of the Environmental Compliance Services may affect our ecology and the human population. I hope that that God will protect the FAMU students and communities that surround this site including the future patrons that will breathe the air around this site", stated Proctor.