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Ironwood, EPA continue gas plant cost cleanup negotiations



IRONWOOD — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and city of Ironwood are still negotiating about how much the city owes for the gasification plant cleanup of three years ago.

On Monday, city commissioners approved a “tolling agreement” with the EPA that will allow negotiations to continue through July 1.

City attorney Tim Dean said that will, in effect, give the city six months to come up with a financial settlement with the government.

The former Ironwood Manufactured Gas Plant was located on the northwest corner of Hemlock and West Ayer...

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