Meeting Set On Cleanup Of Copper Mine

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to meet with neighbors of the former Ely Copper Mine in Vershire to outline plans for a Superfund cleanup of the site.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vershire Town Center building, on Vershire Road.

The $18 million cleanup will consist of excavating waste rock, soil and sediment and installing a containment cell using a cover with low permeability. The plan also consists of land-use restrictions, monitoring and periodic reviews.

EPA also plans an Aug. 25 formal public hearing at which residents may submit comments. That is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the town center building.

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