Former GM factory site in Indiana to get $4 million cleanup

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A $4 million contract has been approved to clean up contaminated soil at the site of a former General Motors factory in Indiana.

The work will concentrate on a 1-acre Anderson site where officials say tests have found the carcinogenic solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE.

Gary McKinney of the city's Economic Development Department said work could start in December at the site on the city's east side and take more than a year to finish.

The city Redevelopment Commission approved the contract, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency covering the cleanup costs, the Herald Bulletin reported.

GM opened the auto-parts factory in 1940 in the Scatterfield West area and it was demolished about a decade ago. Restrictions will likely remain on the property after the cleanup, including no residential or agricultural development.

The factory was known as GM Plant 7 and was used by Delco Remy.

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