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      Former Spartanburg fertilizer plant to pay $2m

      SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A company will pay $2 million to clean up the site of an old fertilizer plant in Spartanburg.

      The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reviewed the project to neutralize metals found in the soil at the old IMC fertilizer plant.

      Work in 2011 removed tons of contaminated material from the site. Officials said nearly 2,900 tons of limestone are being used to neutralize acid levels in the soil.

      Project manager Giezelle Bennett says residents in the area use water from the city of Spartanburg rather than wells, so the situation is not considered to be a safety issue.

      Bennett says it will take 15 years for the soil to be completely neutralized.

      Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/

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