Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Byford cleanup begins


Cleanup operations of the former Byford junkyard were initiated by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation late last month. A report of its progress was published on the City and Borough of Wrangell’s website on Monday.

Located alongside 4-Mile Zimovia Highway, the junk yard operated from the 1960s to the 1990s, disposing of more than 1,500 automobiles and a variety of other objects during its run. The property was acquired by the City and Borough of Wrangell through foreclosure in 2009. After receiving the property, in 2010 the city began removing scrap metal from the site, c...

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