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Nanticoke Council talks Tar Pond remediation

June 21. 2013 12:42AM
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NANTICOKE — Representatives from UGI gave a presentation Wednesday night to City Council on the remediation of Tar Pond and the surrounding area.

Coal tar and petroleum are two of the bi-products from the MGP (manufactured gas product) site, which is located behind Weis Markets. UGI is working with the state Department of Environmental Protecton, and has been successful in the past with cleaning the waste from these sites in communities such as Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Carbondale and Williamsport, the representatives said.The remediation process is beneficial to the community in addition to improving safety issues.

UGI is looking to begin the first phase of the process in the fall.

The phase will include the Main Replacement Project, Interim Remedial Action, Supplemental Site Investigation and Off-Site Site Investigation, the representatives said.

In other matters:

City Manager Pamela Heard said the Streetscape Project approval is in its “final, final stages” and it should be “going out to bid soon.”

Heard said “PennDOT as the final approval” and that there is “no hold up on the city’s end.”

Council President Steven Duda said there will be a meeting at 7 p.m. June 26 in City Hall to start a Crime Watch.

The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 3.

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