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A Superfund site in St. Louis that has been a concern for decades is about to be cleaned up.

Federal and local officials gathered to announce a $30 million cleanup of the old Carter Carburetor site. No public money will be used. The remediation is funded by Carter Building Inc. and ACF Industries Inc., a successor to the company that owned the carburetor factory. Work is expected to start by the end of summer.

The site has been an eyesore for decades and Mayor Slay had this message for neighbors, "I want to thank the residents of the neighborhood for your determination to keep all of focused on this issue and being a part of our approach to make this day become a reality."

Pollution is the largest problem heading into the cleanup effor. The Soil contains cancer-causing chemicals and the buildings contain asbestos.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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