Landfill contaminating Lyndon groundwater

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A closed landfill in Lyndon is emitting a plume of toxic groundwater contamination. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources officials are planning to change the groundwater classification near the Parker Landfill to keep people from drilling wells. The reclassification of 260 acres would prevent water wells from being drilled on 12 properties.

The Parker Landfill is listed as a federal Superfund toxic waste site and plans are under way to clean up the site. But John Schmeltzer of the Agency of Natural Resources says it might be years before the water is clean and wells can be drilled.

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