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Contaminated Soil Adds to Cost of Taconic High Site Work

Getting rid of construction debris found in the soil at the site of the new Taconic high School will require construction managers to dip into contingency for the first time. John Benzinger of the consulting firm Skanska USA said three types of materials were found in the soil - contamination, construction debris, and unusable soils. He estimates more than a half million dollars will be needed to dispose and replace the materials found.

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Private Bennington, Vt., Wells Test Positive for PFOA

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday released drinking water test results for perfluorooctanoic acid from a new area of testing south of the Bennington landfill.

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Shumlin: North Bennington Will Be Made 'Whole Again'

Gov. Peter Shumlin assured residents of North Bennington on Tuesday that the state would do everything possible to address its "horrid situation" including putting pressure on the company responsible for its contaminated water. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has been identified as the source for the perfluorooctanoic (PFOA) found in the municipal water of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and is believed to be responsible for the same toxin found in private wells in North Bennington.

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North Adams Closes Windsor Lake to Swimming

Lake staff, lifeguards and park police, will spend the weekend preventing visitors from swimming.

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Former Dry Cleaners in Pittsfield, Great Barrington Studied For Contamination

"We don't know in what directions it migrated and how far." — Nat Karns

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Lanesborough Crafting Plan For Water Line Expansion To Land Fill

"The houses that are affected down there with their well, those issues will go away." — Paul Sieloff

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