Companies to develop plan for Central Chemical

Tuesday - 11/5/2013, 9:20pm EST

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says 16 companies have agreed to develop a design plan for the superfund cleanup of the Central Chemical Corp. property in Hagerstown.

The EPA said Tuesday that completing the design will take about two years.

Companies dumped DDT, arsenic and other toxic chemicals at the 19-acre site from the 1930s to the 1960s. All operations at the plant stopped in 1984.

The EPA selected a cleanup plan for the contaminated soil and waste portion of the site in 2009.

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