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EPA, COMPANY SEEK APPROVAL FOR AMERICAN BARREL CLEANUP

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The EPA and PacifiCorp will ask a federal judge to approve plans to clean up the American Barrel Superfund site by toting away the contaminated soil.

The EPA filed a consent decree in U.S. District Court Friday outlining cleanup plans hammered out more than a year ago.Schoolchildren lobbied six years ago to have the four-acre site near 600 West and South Temple cleaned up.

Under the plan:

- Much of the contaminated soil will be carted away and made into road asphalt by a Tooele County contractor.

- Hazardous soil will be burned in a regulated facility. Safe soil not suitable for asphalt will be put in a landfill.

- Other contaminants will be removed by drilling wells that extract vapors from the soil. Groundwater will be monitored for five years.

The public has 30 days to comment on the consent decree.