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NU, EPA Reach Deal Over More Cleanup at Former Ordnance Plant

The University of Nebraska and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached agreement regarding the cleanup of some remaining polluted areas at the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant near Mead in Saunders County.

The consent decree was filed Dec. 31 in U.S. District Court in Lincoln and is being reviewed by Judge John M. Gerrard, who is being asked to order the university to do additional cleanup work and to pay the federal government for past and future costs.

During the late 1970s and early '80s, the university hauled hazardous waste to the site and buried it in trenches and a landfill, contributing to contamination already on the site from U.S. military activities.

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