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Clean up in East Village lot starts

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The cleanup of a vacant lot in the East Village where petroleum has leaked into the soil for years started Wednesday.

The work is being paid for by a $2.5 million grant, awarded to the city by the California State Water Resources Control Board and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The money will pay for removal of 30,000 tons of soil fouled by leaking underground storage tanks in a now-empty lot at 15th Street and Island Avenue.

The cleanup is expected to be completed in June, according to city officials.

A company that moves houses used to be at the site, where a developer now hopes to build a mixed-use residential/commercial project.

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