- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) - Efforts to clean up the former site of a copper smelter in Ripley are continuing with the intention to turn over the land to the National Park Service.

The Keweenaw National Historical Park’s Advisory Commission’s executive director, Scott See, said during a meeting Tuesday that the environmental cleanup at the former Quincy Smelting Works site included removal of mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls and hazardous and non-hazardous materials piles.

The Daily Mining Gazette (https://bit.ly/2et6JQs ) reports that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funded the $650,000 project. The National Park Service and the United States Army Corps of Engineers carried out the work.

See says he also worked with the National Park Service on plans to remove several debris piles and do preservation projects at the site.

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Information from: The Daily Mining Gazette, https://www.mininggazette.com

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