- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - State nuclear regulators have approved a plan to clean a former lab waste dump site in Hanover where several tons of animal carcasses were buried in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dartmouth College contractors in June discovered waste that had been left over from a 2011 dig.

The college’s medical school buried test animals at the site, which had probably been involved in experiments using radioactive isotopes.

The Valley News reports (https://bit.ly/2bmRnhk ) the state Department of Environmental Services approved the college’s cleanup plan last week.

Dartmouth plans to hollow out a small area around the burial plot. Officials say they hope to start excavating later this month.

The college also plans to install new monitoring wells to track the flow of a contaminant that entered a neighbor’s water supply.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, https://www.vnews.com

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