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In reversal, utility is ordered to help clean up pollution on WRTA site

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER – The discovery of more toxic waste on Worcester Regional Transit Authority property, once owned by NSTAR, has triggered the state to order the power company to help clean up the Quinsigamond Avenue site.

The order is a reversal of a DEP decision from 1997 about the potential threat posed by the property.

NSTAR, now called Eversource, sold 11 acres to the WRTA last year and was not required by that state agency to do any remediation because it was determined that contaminants on the site did not pose a significant risk to people and the environment.

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