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Cleanup at WRTA site is right

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (“T&G”) ran a front-page article Sunday, March 1 on the extraordinary and unanticipated environmental cleanup costs at property acquired just a year ago by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (“Taxpayers left with bill to clean toxins, asbestos at future WRTA home.”)

The T&G article discusses how the 11-acre site purchased by WRTA for approximately $2 million from NSTAR, now Eversource Energy, came with an estimated cleanup cost of approximately $15 million. The commonwealth agreed to fund remediation costs up to $16 million.

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