EPA: Cleanup of former cooper mine may end this year

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 6:35 PM EDT
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STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) - The EPA says the decades-long cleanup efforts at the site of a former copper mine in Strafford could conclude by the end of the year.

According to the Lebanon Valley News, an EPA official says there are still a few projects that have to be finished before the Elizabeth Mine Superfund site can be closed. The $90 million cleanup of the Elizabeth Mine Superfund site started in 2001. Officials now say the residential wells in the area are clean and the polluted waters are confined to the waste area.

Vermont is expected to fund and monitor the future long-term maintenance of the site after the EPA completes the cleanup.

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