State Issues Permits To Move Chemicals From House

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The state of Vermont has issued the permits needed to move dangerous chemicals from an Essex Junction home. Meanwhile, the potentially explosive chemicals are locked in a garage.

The homeowner, Allan Fisher, said he brought the chemicals to his home from the Addison County home of his late father, a former research chemist.

Tom Moreau of the Chittenden Solid Waste District says two environmental contractors have been lined up to do the work by the end of the month.

Moreau says the chemicals were uncovered by a solid waste employee when Fisher brought one box for disposal. The Burlington Free Press says a Geiger counter picked up radiation in one container. Officials then learned there were nine other boxes of known and unknown chemicals.

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