• Mine site nearly fixed after cleanup
    November 30,2012
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    STRAFFORD — A decade-long effort to clean up a 206-year-old copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford is nearing an end and community members now have to decide what to do with the area that was once the Elizabeth Mine.

    Where there was once an area that was colored a sickly orange there is now a grassy expanse

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s Ed Hathaway, who has overseen the Superfund cleanup of the property, says workers have finished sealing 45-acres of metallic tailings beneath a plastic cap that has been covered with topsoil.

    The Valley News reported that the plastic prevents water and oxygen from reaching the metals. Federal officials will continue to monitor the site for several more years. After that, the state will assume responsibility.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN Vermont News
    BARRE — Main Street was closed off for four hours Saturday morning so that once again race fans... Full Story
    Start your engines
Annual car show sets the stage for Thunder Road
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman is calling for the state to stop pursuing a... Full Story
    MONTPELIER — A fragmented Vermont Supreme Court on Friday sided with developers of a major solar... Full Story
    More Articles