State environmental officials are
continuing to float the idea of building a renewable energy project on the site
of the abandoned asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell. Voters in the towns refused last month to
declare the mine a Superfund site, which would have provided money to clean it
Northeast Kingdom towns will vote next month on whether to have an
abandoned asbestos mine declared a Superfund hazardous waste site. The
state argues that the Superfund listing could bring in federal money to clean
up the site.
As part of VPR’s series, Vermont Quits, we look at how tobacco settlement funds have been used in the state to help people kick the habit. Also, we get an update on public meetings surrounding a defunct asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell. And, we bring you the sounds of a unique portable organ.
mine site straddles the towns of Eden and Lowell. It was closed in 1993. Officials
are concerned that waste rock containing potentially harmful asbestos fibers
was used for road-building and for construction throughout the area.