News Feature

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, July 18, 2013
Callahan mine remediation to be discussed in Brooksville

by Faith DeAmbrose

On Wednesday, July 24, at the Brooksville Town House, representatives from the federal and state Departments of Environmental Protection will hold an annual public hearing on the process and progress surrounding the Callahan Mine Superfund site on Cape Rosier. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m.

The mine site, which ceased open-pit mining operations in 1972, has been a registered Superfund site since 2002 and the subject of annual community progress meetings since then.

In 2010 a remediation plan was created by the EPA, and substantial work has been done over the last three years to remove contaminated soils both on surrounding private properties as well as at the mine site itself. According to information from the EPA, clean-up is expected to be complete by the end of this year.