HAGERSTOWN - A group of companies considered "potentially responsible" for the contamination of the former Central Chemical site have picked a $12.9 million plan for cleaning up the soil.
The plan is just a recommendation for now. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will have the final say on the plan, said Bill Murray of URS Corp., an engineering firm overseeing the project.
On Thursday, Murray also told a community panel monitoring the cleanup effort that another round of water tests will be done at the end of the year.
A separate remediation plan is expected for the water.
Central Chemical was a pesticide and fertilizer company. The Mitchell Avenue plant closed in the mid-1980s, leaving pesticides and metals that were dumped in the soil and groundwater.