superfund en Vermont Copper Mine Site Nearly Fixed after Cleanup <p>A decade-long effort to clean up a 206-year-old copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford is nearing an end and community members now have to decide what to do with the area that was once the Elizabeth Mine.<br><br>The&nbsp; area was once colored a sickly orange and is now a grassy expanse.<br><br>The Environmental Protection Agency's Ed Hathaway, who has overseen the Superfund cleanup of the property, says workers have finished sealing 45-acres of metallic tailings beneath a plastic cap that has been covered with topsoil.<br> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52908 at Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake <p>New York State environmental officials say dredging and capping pollution in Onondaga Lake will begin this summer.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The work is part of a $451 million project at the Superfund site, where contamination has already been targeted with cleanups at industrial sites and improved wastewater treatment.</p><p>Decades of industrial activity poured mercury and other metals along with solvents and PCBs into the lake northwest of Syracuse.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 40230 at Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake