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Oct 12, 2015 3:30 PM

Superfund site cleanup to start in Milford


MILFORD - Work is starting this week on the Fletcher's Paint Superfund site cleanup.

The work will involve transporting about 30,000 cubic yards of material to and from the site. About 1,500 truckloads of hazardous materials will be taken away, and another 1,500 truckloads of fill eventually brought in.

More than 800 drums of contaminated material had been stored behind the Fletcher plant.

Fletcher's Paint Works manufactured and sold paints and stains, for residential use, at its Milford plant from 1949 until 1991, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Preliminary work began about a week or two ago with the removal of electrical wires and trees and the decommissioning of the EPA's sampling wells.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports Milford Administrator Mark Bender says the work will be "very disruptive."

The work will go into December, possibly resume next spring and continue into 2017.


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