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A long-awaited cleanup of the old paper mill site on the Emory River in Harriman is set to begin this year.
Contaminated site set for cleanup

Harriman officials can look forward to seeing a final cleanup of contaminants at the paper mill property.

“The (U.S.) EPA has contracted with a contractor to clean up this site,” said Councilman Buddy Holley. “They said they’d be done within the year.”

Holley has been the most vocal about the site, which was once operated by Mead Corp., followed by a few other companies.

“Mead Corp. has private contractors cleaning up their part,” added Holley. “Mead is cleaning up most of it.”