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Posted Wed Jun 25 2008: from MetroWest Daily News:
Tests to begin for Nyanza underground cleanup
Long gone are a 12,000-ton vault that oozed chemicals and the infamous green and purple sludge lagoons atop Megunko Hill. But one last known piece of contamination from the former dye company site still lingers deep underground in Ashland. Federal contractors plan to return to town this summer to start designing the cleanup of dense chemicals that have sunk below the water table to the bedrock beneath, causing a plume of contaminated groundwater.... Nyanza operated from 1917 to 1978, also polluting the Sudbury River with mercury that is being eyed in a separate EPA cleanup process.
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