When will the old beryllium production site be torn down?

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LUCKEY (13abc Action News) - About a thousand tons of radioactively-contaminated scrap steel was sent to the former beryllium production site in Luckey decades ago. For years the site has been sitting vacant and residents want it torn down.

An informational meeting was held on Tuesday at the Luckey American Legion Post 240. People learned how the material will be transported and more about the air and soil quality.

Stephen Buechi, the Project Manager of the Luckey site said, "we're going to excavate the soil from where it is. . . They'll be transported off the site to off site disposal facilities that are permitted to accept the soils that we'll be digging up."

The question still remains when the site will be demolished and cleaned-up. No time-line was given.