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Superfund sites in New Hampshire, Rhode Island get priority

December 10, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says two sites in the Northeast are being prioritized for cleanup including a former tannery in New Hampshire.

The project among 21 nationwide slated for speedier cleanup and redevelopment under the Superfund program, which provides federal resources to deal with some of the nation’s most contaminated locations. The list was one of the recommendations put forth this summer by a superfund task force.

The sites in the Northeast include the former Mohawk Tannery in Nashua and the Centredale Manor Restoration Project in Providence, Rhode Island, which was a chemical manufacturer from the 1940s to the 1970s. Other sites on the list are in New Jersey, Montana, California, Missouri, Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Oregon and Washington.

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