EPA Won't Send Potentially Contaminated Artifacts to Landfill for Now





The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now tells CNSNews.com it will not destroy archaeological artifacts from the site of the largest British fort in the American colonies – at least not yet.

As CNSNews.com reported last week, an EPA-mandated project to remove pollutants from the Hudson River recently dislodged the potentially toxic artifacts -- two large timbers from the site of Fort Edward in upstate New York . The dredging destroyed most of the historic site.

EPA spokeswoman Kristen Skopeck originally told CNSNews.com that the historic timbers were contaminated and would have to be buried in a landfill. On Friday, however, John Vetter, a national EPA expert on cultural and archaeological resources, said that the agency will now attempt to save the timbers.


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