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Officials: Hickman County Fire Appears Accidental

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators said a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in Hickman County appears to have started accidentally.

State fire marshal's office spokeswoman Kate Abernathy said investigators have not yet determined the exact cause of the fire at a plastics recycling facility on a portion of the Superfund site.

Federal Superfund sites were created to clean up areas that contain hazardous toxic waste. Environmental officials still have to determine how the fire has affected cleanup efforts at the site of the old Wrigley Charcoal Plant.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has continued to monitor air quality in the area.

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating potential worker safety hazards.

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