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Toxic legacy

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

The road to a new bus facility for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority has been neither easy nor inexpensive, and dealing with the toxic legacy left at 42 Quinsigamond Ave. — the future home of the WRTA bus fleet — now seems likely to cost Massachusetts taxpayers at least $15 million.

That’s far more than the estimates outlined in 2012, when WRTA officials believed costs might range from as little as $1 million to as much as $8 million to clean up the 11-acre site that had formerly been home to the Manufactured Gas Plant and Old Colony Tar Co.

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