$4 million cleanup set at former GM factory site in Indiana

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - A $4 million contract has been approved to clean up contaminated soil at the site of a former General Motors factory in Indiana.

The work will concentrate on a 1-acre Anderson site where officials say tests have found the carcinogenic solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE.

Gary McKinney of the city's Economic Development Department says work could start in December at the site on the city's east side and take more than a year to finish.

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports the city Redevelopment Commission approved the contract, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency covering the cleanup costs.

GM opened the auto-parts factory in 1940 and it was demolished about a decade ago. Restrictions will likely remain on the property after the cleanup, including no residential or agricultural development.

Information from: The Herald Bulletin

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