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REPORT SLATED WEDNESDAY ON FOOTBALL FIELD CLEANUP

The state departments of environmental conservation and health will report on the completion of remedial work behind the south bleachers of the Royalton-Hartland High School football field at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school,
54 State St.

The soil behind the bleachers borders a ditch along some railroad tracks that separate the school campus from the property of FMC Corp., whose agricultural chemical plant is believed responsible for reportedly high concentrations of arsenic in the soil.

Next summer, FMC's contractor will dig up the rest of the athletic field and surrounding areas to remove contaminated soil there. However, the state agencies are declaring no further work is needed behind the bleachers, where the soil was removed in 1996.

If no contrary information is received at this meeting or during a comment period that runs through Dec. 21, the agencies will officially close the bleacher case.

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