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U.S. Army Soldier & Biological Chemical Command
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
(508) 233-5340

Date: April 4, 2001
No: 01-24

Cleanup project begins at Natick Labs

NATICK, Mass. -- A project to remove slightly contaminated earth and a water intake structure at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick) is scheduled to begin April 5.

The project was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Department of U.S. Environmental Protection and Town of Natick as part of the installation's cleanup as a Superfund site.

A contractor with the Army Corps of Engineers will be operating heavy machinery that may be noisy, including a 70-ton crane, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The intake structure is located in Lake Cochituate next to shore and will take as many as four weeks to remove. Soil removal is expected to be completed by June 15.

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