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Hickman County Plant Fire Put Out

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee has been put out.

Kim Skelton in the Hickman County mayor's office said federal, state and local officials were meeting Friday morning to discuss whether an evacuation order for about 50 households could be lifted. Officials say the blaze was put out overnight.

Officials have not yet said what caused the fire at a plastics recycling facility on a portion of the Superfund site, about 45 miles southwest of Nashville. Federal Superfund sites were created to clean up areas that contain hazardous toxic waste.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency On-Scene Coordinator Kevin Eichinger says air quality monitoring will continue for a while. He said environmental officials still have to determine what needs to be done to clean up the site.
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