State environmental officials are
continuing to float the idea of building a renewable energy project on the site
of the abandoned asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell. Voters in the towns refused last month to
declare the mine a Superfund site, which would have provided money to clean it
The federal and state government can’t afford to clean up an abandoned asbestos
mine in northern Vermont now that voters have rejected a Superfund designation
for the site. That’s
the word from the state Agency of Natural Resources, and the EPA.
About three dozen first-time lawmakers served in the Legislature this winter. On the next Vermont Edition, we invite them to reflect their satisfactions, disappointments and how they felt they served their constituents. Also, an update on a decades-old superfund site in Burlington.
mine site straddles the towns of Eden and Lowell. It was closed in 1993. Officials
are concerned that waste rock containing potentially harmful asbestos fibers
was used for road-building and for construction throughout the area.