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Settlement reached to clean Idaho superfund site

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11/10/09

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The U.S. Department of Justice says two
companies and the city of St. Maries have agreed to clean up
creosote left at the site of a former wooden utility pole treatment
plant.

The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency
announced the deal with St. Maries, Carney Products Co. and B.J.
Carney & Co. on Tuesday. It was filed in Boise's U.S. District
Court late Monday.

Cleaning up the superfund site is expected to cost more than $12
million.

The federal agencies said B.J. Carney & Co. owned the plant from
1960 through the early 1980s, demolition buildings on the site and
re-grading creosote-contaminated soil. The company then sold its
interests to Carney Products, Ltd., which peeled, sorted and stored
poles at the facility.

The cleanup plan calls for removal and treatment of more than
70,000 cubic yards of soil and river sediment.


(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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