Creek cleanup at Mich. Superfund site ends early, under budget

10/1/2013 | MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

The Superfund cleanup of a Michigan creek contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls has come in millions of dollars shy of its budget and ahead of schedule, the Environmental Protection Agency's on-site project coordinator said. The creek, however, represents just a portion of the Kalamazoo River Superfund site, where more than 110,000 pounds of PCBs have tainted more than 8 million cubic yards of sediment along an 80-mile swath of the river, according to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The creek project was budgeted at $15.8 million, but is estimated to actually cost up to $12 million.

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