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Published: Wednesday, 10/20/2010

Former GM landfill site in Toledo gets cleanup money


A former General Motors landfill site in Toledo is among dozens of sites in 14 states that will receive clean-up money from a $773 million trust established by the Obama administration.

The trust was proposed in May and the sites were revealed Wednesday, with the money coming from more than $1 billion provided by the Treasury Department to wind down the "bad" assets of GM set aside in the company's 2009 bankruptcy.

About two-thirds of the auto sites contain hazardous waste and will require an extensive cleanup.

What is identified as a GM Toledo landfill, at 1455 W. Alexis Rd. is to receive $2.6 million for operation and maintenance of a landfill cap and site evaluation.

Such sites in Ohio are to receive $39 million of the federal money, which also covers sites in Michigan, Indiana, and New York. Michigan has about half of the sites.

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