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Monday, May 27
The Indiana Daily Student

PCB cleanup finished at former Bloomington factory

A federal agency says it has finished the cleanup of toxic PCBs at a former electrical components factory in southern Indiana.

An Environmental Protection Agency official says crews removed about 40,000 tons of PCB-contaminated soil and 4,000 tons of contaminated concrete from the former Westinghouse Electric/ABB plant site in Bloomington.

EPA project manager Tom Alcamo says completion of the work means the site can be redeveloped for commercial or industrial use. The work done during 2009 follows soil cleanup work during 1989-95.

The Herald-Times reports that the $40 million cost for all the remediation work was paid for by the companies that have owned the site.

Alcamo says the EPA expects to start PCB cleanup work in the spring at three landfill sites around Bloomington.

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