Pictured is the Indian River Generating Station outside Millsboro.
MILLSBORO, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware environmental officials on Thursday night held public hearing on a remediation plan for a toxic ash disposal site in Sussex County.
The hearing in Millsboro concerned the Burton Island Ash Disposal Site at the Indian River power plant in Dagsboro.
Delmarva Power used what is called the Operable Unit 2 site for ash disposal from 1957 to 1979.
Officials say soil, groundwater, pond water, and pond sediment at the site are contaminated with coal ash containing several toxic metals - including arsenic, barium, mercury, selenium, and thallium - that pose a risk to wildlife and a slight potential cancer risk to humans.
Plans are to stabilize the site and maintain it in an undeveloped condition and inaccessible to the public.
The proposed plan is expected to cost $2 million. To full excavate the 2 million cubic yards of coal ash it would take 220,000 dump trucks to remove the ash from the site over 23 years, at a cost of $289 million.
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