Holtrachem Cleanup Method Put to a Vote 

Orrington residents learned more Thursday night about plans to clean up the former Holtrachem plant site.The Department of Environmental Protection hosted a meeting at the Center Drive school.The state is trying to shore up a plan to remove mercury and other toxics from the property.Last month, Selectmen voted to support a quicker clean-up, proposed by the company that owns the property.But the D.E.P. is looking at a much more extensive, and expensive, plan.At the meeting, residents brought up concerns about the mode of transportation that will be used to remove the waste from the site, as well as financial concerns about the plan.Residents who disagreed with the Selectmen’s decision have forced a town vote, which is set for Friday, April 23rd.