City seeks funding for Dresser-Rand site cleanup

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Burlington officials are looking to fund the cleanup of a former industrial site where the ground is contaminated with substances including lead and arsenic.

Mel Pines, who heads the Department of Natural Resources Brownfield Redevelopment Program, says an original assessment was conducted in 2009, shortly after the city purchased the Dresser-Rand complex. But Pines says more work is needed to determine the extent of contamination and the cost of cleanup.

A project manager says the city’s work plan must address the 2009 results.

The Burlington Hawk Eye says (http://bit.ly/1ml1KMv) the state has approved $15,000 for the cleanup when the city’s plans are completed.

A second draft of the work plan is due Jan. 31.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

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