Terre Haute brownfield cleanup set to begin in June

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Contractors preparing to clean up a former industrial site in western Indiana say it will take about six months to remove the brownfield's tainted soil and haul it to a nearby landfill.

The cleanup of the 20-acre site where Terre Haute Coke and Carbon operated from 1926 until 1988 is expected to begin June 1 and cost $5.3 million.

The Tribune-Star reports contractors will remove about 80,000 cubic yards of soil tainted with tar, arsenic, lead and other hazardous substances. That soil will be disposed of at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill in southern Vigo County. About $2.6 million of the project's full cost will go toward disposal of the soil.

The project is funded by the Indiana Brownfield Program and the Indiana Finance Authority.

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