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Arsenic and slowed pace

Posted by Ralph Ranalli December 23, 2007 08:37 AM

WESTON

Recent snowstorms and icy weather have delayed cleanup work on a parcel of town-owned land contaminated with arsenic, said Town Manager Donna VanderClock.

The work to remove the layer of polluted soil on the field near Land's Sake Farm was nearly finished last week, but workers are still trying to clean up an area around a large tree in the field, VanderClock said. The field lies north and east of the intersection of Wellesley, School, and Newton streets.

The community farm has never grown crops on the land. The contamination was discovered earlier this year during testing on the nearby Case Estates property, a historic farm that the town voted to buy from Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum last year.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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