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Millions needed to clean up Greenville site

By Brad Kellar

Greenville – It's expected to take millions of dollars to clean up a Greenville superfund site.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes it could take up to $15 million to get rid of the contamination surrounding the former ESCO manufacturing plant in the Ardis Heights area. The details were explained during a public meeting Tuesday. Gary Moore, the EPA's on-site coordinator for the project, said the agency is hoping to obtain a portion of the $600 million identified in the recent stimulus package to help pay for the clean-up of the abandoned transformer plant.

In March, 2008 the EPA announced they were considering adding the ESCO facility, as well as dozens of locations near the site to the superfund list. The decision was finalized in September.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports.