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Byford property tests positive for lead contamination


On Monday, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced the results of a preliminary analysis of soil samples collected at the former Byford junkyard at approximately 4-mile on Zimovia Highway.

Conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late last summer, the tests show high levels of lead and other metals at the property that could pose a risk to human health. The tests were requested by Wrangell in order to begin developing a cleanup plan to enable reuse of the property.

The yard—Lot Y2, Tract Y, USS 2321—was previously used for salvage operations and was acquired by the cit...

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