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Cleanup Efforts Expected Soon For Wake Toxic Site

Posted September 20, 2005

— The U.S. Justice Department recently signed off on a cleanup deal at one of the nation's most toxic sites located in Wake County.

PCB removal should begin within the next 60 to 90 days at the Ward Transformer location.

The swift action comes after the city and county stepped in to resolve the problem that first started decades ago.

The Raleigh City Council approved Tuesday all recommendations of a PCB taskforce, which include better language on warning signs posted at Lake Crabtree.

The city also wants the state to test Ward Transformer's current operation to make sure the release of PCBs does not happen again.

The chemicals were dumped in the area more than 30 years ago, and there has never been a significant effort to clean them up.


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