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By LuAnn Schindler

Village board approves groundwater cleanup


October 28, 2021

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Cleanup in Clearwater • The area in green, at 521 Main Street, will be excavated, cleaned and concrete replaced. Areas in pink will receive injections to remove petroleum from groundwater.

Cleanup activities on two former leaking undeground-storage sites in Clearwater may begin once permits are approved by the State of Nebraska.

Mike Reif, representing Terracon, a consulting firm working with the Nebraska Department of Energy and Environment petroleum remediation program, presented plans for the excavation to Clearwater Village Board members, Oct. 11.

Board members approved the proposal to agree to cleanup, pending permits and access agreements.

Reif said it's possible some cleanup could begin this fall, otherwise, a spring start date is anticipated.

Cleanup will begin on a...

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