- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The site of a former factory in Bennington, Vermont, has been listed as a federal Superfund site.

The removal of contaminated soil, wells, storage tanks and transformers at the 36-acre area known as the Jard site was finished in 2007. But the Bennington Banner reports (https://bit.ly/Jea059) the EPA has found that the pollution has spread, contaminating a pond and some home basements.

The EPA has monitored wells and done work on the area. Tests had shown the spread of polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, in groundwater.

Town Manager Stuart Hurd said the EPA approached earlier this year asking it to support the listing, which it did.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, https://www.benningtonbanner.com

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