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Cleanup in Michigan community to include burn area

ST. LOUIS, Mich. (AP) - An environmental cleanup in a central Michigan community will include an area once used to burn waste.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports Friday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will develop cleanup plans for the contaminated burn pit site in St. Louis in addition to the Velsicol chemical plant site.

The burn pit cleanup is expected to be simpler and less expensive than the broader plant site cleanup.

A public meeting on the plant site cleanup is Feb. 16.

A federal judge last year approved a $26.5 million settlement the community and Rosemont, Ill.-based Velsicol Chemical Co., which was accused of contaminating the area's water supply in the 1950s and 1960s.

The water system that serves the area was contaminated with a byproduct of the pesticide DDT.

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