Heavy equipment moves contaminated dirt at the site of the old Ward Transformer facility near the RDU Airport in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon August 5th, 2008. The site is a Superfund cleanup site; about 150,000 tons of ground were soiled by the PCB's in the transformers. Contaminated soil is dug up and heated in a giant industrial dryer, causing the pollutants to vaporize. In a second step, the PCB vapors are destroyed in an afterburner and the gases scrubbed and vented through the stack.
Heavy equipment moves contaminated dirt at the site of the old Ward Transformer facility near the RDU Airport in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon August 5th, 2008. The site is a Superfund cleanup site; about 150,000 tons of ground were soiled by the PCB's in the transformers. Contaminated soil is dug up and heated in a giant industrial dryer, causing the pollutants to vaporize. In a second step, the PCB vapors are destroyed in an afterburner and the gases scrubbed and vented through the stack. Chris Seward News & Observer file photo
Heavy equipment moves contaminated dirt at the site of the old Ward Transformer facility near the RDU Airport in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon August 5th, 2008. The site is a Superfund cleanup site; about 150,000 tons of ground were soiled by the PCB's in the transformers. Contaminated soil is dug up and heated in a giant industrial dryer, causing the pollutants to vaporize. In a second step, the PCB vapors are destroyed in an afterburner and the gases scrubbed and vented through the stack. Chris Seward News & Observer file photo

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