Army Begins Soil Removal to Decontaminate

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Nashoba Publishing Online, 07/08/2013 10:43:10 AM EDT

By M.E. Jones, Correspondent

DEVENS — The Devens Restoration Advisory Board met June 20 to discuss a pair of projects in the pipeline: sediment remediation at Plow Shop Pond, identified in the Army’s overall clean-up plan as Area of Concern 72, and site remediation at the Shepley’s Hill Landfill, a former Fort Devens dumping ground.

Closed now for many years, Shepley’s Hill has been identified as the source of higher than normal arsenic levels in nearby Plow Shop Pond and an “arsenic plume” proceeding from the site to the water table below the lower half of Ayer’s Main Street.

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