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City commission hears clean-up cost estimates



IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission heard rough estimates Monday about the possible costs connected with the 2012-13 clean-up of the former gasification plant in the Flats.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and city have been negotiating for the past few years about how much the city owes for the removal of tar in the soil near the Montreal River in a project that also involved the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The city commission previously approved a “tolling agreement” with the EPA that allows negotiations to co...

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