The town has determined the extent of the arsenic contamination on town-owned land near the Land's Sake Farm Stand.
Town Manager Donna VanderClock said that soil in a 100-by-160 foot area of a former orchard was found to have an unsafe levels of the chemical, which is probably related to pesticides commonly used in the early 20th century. The fields where Land's Sake grows fruit, vegetables and flowers have been ruled safe, and the community farm's director Grey Lee said they had never planted anything in the polluted area.
The Town Engineer, along with environmental consultant Gale Associates, is drawing up a plan for its cleanup. The project will probably done in November, VanderClock said.
-- Stephanie V. Siek
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