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PanAm cleanup plan meeting Thursday

DEERFIELD — Pan Am Railways will hold a public meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall to present its draft plans to clean up and keep clear petroleum hydrocarbons and asphalt pollution at the East Deerfield Rail Yard.

The company will present a draft Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment Addendum and a draft Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment/Phase III Remedial Action Plan Addendum for historical releases of petroleum hydrocarbons. Pan Am will also present information about disposal site conditions and ongoing site activities.

Copies of the reports will be made available at the meeting or online at eastdeerfieldrailyard.erm.com.

The town and state have been overseeing the railroad’s cleanup of contaminated ground for several years now in the area long used by the Boston and Maine railroad.

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