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Excavator removes stone
The first stone is removed from Bartlett Rod Shop Company Dam in Pelham, Mass. The removal is mostly funded by the natural resource damages settlement.
Credit: Meagan Racey/USFWS

More than $353,000 goes to three projects restoring Connecticut River damaged by Holyoke Coal Tar wastes

Three river restoration projects are under way after state and federal environmental officials awarded the projects with $353,000 from a 2004 settlement for coal tar contamination to the Connecticut River in Holyoke. The funds will support the removal of a dam on a Connecticut River tributary, the completion of a structure to move fish around a dam on a second tributary, and the monitoring of rare freshwater mussels in the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Projects will benefit a variety of wildlife, including Atlantic salmon, American eel and sea lamprey.

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Published on: Friday, November 02,2012

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