Former dump site in central Michigan cleaned up - WNEM TV 5

Former dump site in central Michigan cleaned up

BETHANY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a former dump site in central Michigan has been cleaned up well enough that the public may use it again.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports Monday that the site in Gratiot County's Bethany Township that's known as the "Breckenridge site" now is cleaned up. The site was used by Velsicol Chemical Co. to dispose of low-level radioactive waste in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The site was to return to public use, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported radiation levels that were above the agency's limits. A cleanup then began.

Barrels filled with unknown fluids also were found at the site. The Environmental Protection Agency eventually stepped in to clean up the chemicals.

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