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Spring 2008, Targeted cleanup near Aerovox shoreline
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Spring 2008, Targeted cleanup near Aerovox shoreline
From June to July in 2008 EPA removed about 8,500 cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from the shoreline along the vacant Aerovox Mill. This area was prioritized due to high levels identified during earlier sampling work. EPA used some of the limited funding that was available for the 2008 cleanup season for this targeted project. Contrary to what is typically removed at the bottom of the harbor, the sediment and shoreline soil here contained volatile organic compounds in addition to high levels of PCBs. As a result, this sediment had to be handled separately from the rest of the dredged material. It is temporarily, but safely being stored in a lined storage cell at the Sawyer Street processing facility. For additional information on the cleanup work that took place in 2008:
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