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EPA: Ashland decontamination project half done

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 16, 2007 11:47 AM

ASHLAND

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is nearly halfway finished with a project to protect 43 homes from dangerous vapors caused by the former Nyanza dye company plant, EPA project manager Jim DiLorenzo says.

The project involves installing equipment that will remove the vapors in the basements of the homes, DiLorenzo said. The project is expected to finish by the end of August, he said. The vapors are the result of groundwater pollution from Nyanza, which dumped chemicals into nearby wetlands in the 1960s and 1970s.

- Kyle Alspach

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