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Canton Hires Brownfields Cleanup Help

Canton, IL – Canton aldermen have hired a firm of outside environmental attorneys in an attempt to get the site of the former International Harvester plant cleaned up. Mark Rothert, the city's economic developer, says the attorneys will negotiate with International Truck and Engine, the succcessor firm to the agricultural implement plant. The 33-acre site has been cleared, but has a variety of hazardous materials still in the soil. It is considered a state Brownfield site.