Rennie Farm

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Dartmouth College officials say they've bought five properties around the school's lab waste site.

The Valley News reportsĀ  the sales have resulted from the college's bid to stabilize a market concerned by fears of contamination. Rennie Farm is where the college's medical school buried thousands of pounds of lab animals about 50 years ago.

The value assurance program, as Dartmouth's real estate initiative is known, allows landowners to apply for reimbursement when they sell their property below market value.