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Mar 28, 2016 6:24 PM

EPA officials detail proposed Souhegan River cleanup project

The Associated Press

MILFORD (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency officials have detailed plans for a proposed $2.8 million cleanup of the Souhegan River at a public hearing in Milford.

The Telegraph reports EPA project manager Jim Brown told the audience that the agency is seeking to remove PCB-contaminated sediment from the river Superfund site in southern New Hampshire.

Work is estimated to begin late this summer to remove approximately 2,000 cubic yards of sediment and dispose of the contaminant off-site.

The plan was one of four considered by the EPA and is the most expensive option. The cleanup would be completed this year and would require no future monitoring of the site.

A 2011 risk assessment of the river found a danger to human health in PCB-contaminated fish and exposure to water.

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