Crews with Atlanta Gas Light and Georgia Power companies will be starting a major cleanup of a former gas plant in downtown Macon.
The site, located on a parcel located along Terminal Avenue near the intersection of Mulberry and 6th streets, was formerly a manufactured gas plant during the 1860s through the early 1880s.
The work is an effort to cleanup groundwater impacts below the ground surface associated with the former plant, according to a news release from Atlanta Gas Light.
The cleanup of a portion of the site between Mulberry and Walnut streets, north of 7th Street, was completed in 2002 and 2009, the news release states.
Company officials said the work is scheduled to start this week.
The cleanup is subject to Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division's rules and regulations, the news release states.