PCB cleanup eyed for Newburyport’s rail trail next month

PCB cleanup eyed for Newburyport’s rail trail next month

Source: https://www.newburyportnews.com, October 30, 2019
By: Jack Shea

The city’s contractor is set to begin work next month to remove PCB-contaminated soil from a riverfront stretch of the Clipper City Rail Trail that has been closed for more than two years.

The PCBs were found during soil testing behind the wastewater treatment plant on Water Street in spring 2017. Because PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are considered hazardous, the city had to fence off the area and start sampling, bringing work on that stretch of the trail to a halt while officials created a plan to remove the contaminated dirt.   Read more.

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