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Site Work Will Resume This August


Posted on April 12, 2016

By Mike Plunkett, The Journal-News

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a public meeting at the Moose Lodge in Hillsboro on Thursday, April 7, reporting that ground clean-up work at the Eagle Zinc site should begin this summer.

According to project manager Timothy Drexler of the EPA, design work should be finished in May and actual ground work should begin in August. That will include immobilizing waste material in piles and spread across the site into a cell on the west side of the site. That cell will ultimately be covered by 24 inches of clay then six inches of soil and natural vegetation. A wetland area will be established south of the cell, and a nearly 100-acre redevelopment area will be developed to the east. Work will also include stream realignment.


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