4:45 AM EST, November 25, 2012
MISHAWAKA – Crews are suspending cleanup work at the site where a chemical leak forced thousands of people in Mishawaka from their homes back in September.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says crews will complete the first phase of their cleanup next week at the Baycote Metal Finishing site.
The EPA began a federally-supervised cleanup at the former chrome-plating and metal-finishing plant in May.
A fire there began when a contractor placed chemicals too close together.
Cleanup will stop for the winter and resume in the spring.
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