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Feds find no problem with soil dredged from Clinch River

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By Damon Lawrence

Nothing to worry about. That was the U.S. Department of Energy’s conclusion about Clinch River soil in a local resident’s yard.
“It was really what we expected,” DOE spokesman Mike Koentop said of the government’s findings.
Scott Boyes wanted the soil removed from the front yard at his Walton Road home because it came from the Clinch River.
Koentop said the river has DOE contaminants from legacy operations years and years ago.
When contacted by Boyes, DOE officials agreed to go to his home and take samples of the soil.


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