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Soil contamination at the former Lackawanna Foundry site at 2 Elm St., Lackawanna, "is quite limited," but a cleanup is about to get under way, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The cleanup, scheduled to begin next month, will include removing all drums, paint containers, laboratory chemicals, compressed gas cylinders, PCB transformers and low-level arsenic-contaminated soils.

The soil removal might require demolition of the buildings, the agency said.

During the cleanup, a nearby baseball field will be closed off.

But the work is not expected to affect a nearby indoor bocce court used by the city.

Stabilization of the site began in March and was completed in April.

The cleanup work is expected to take until next April.

The site is bordered by Smokes Creek to the north, railroad tracks to the east, a residential area to the west and the baseball field to the south.

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