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By Dan Rudy 

Tons of scrap being removed from island's nooks and crannies

 

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Contractors with Channel Construction arrange scrap for transport at Wrangell's barge ramp on Tuesday. The Juneau-based company agreed to remove the largely ferrous metal waste the city has accumulated, waiving fees in exchange for the city foregoing the usual compensation. Currently no estimate is calculable for the tonnage of metal to be removed.

Mountains of metal are in the middle of being moved this week from the island's landfill and storage spaces.

The city is working with Channel Construction to remove as much of the miscellaneous waste as it has on hand. Since Tuesday the company's barge has been busy at the loading yard piling on assorted scrap, discarded autos and bulky items.

It has been at least five years since the city was last able to offload a consignment of scrap, after depressed metals prices made transport an expensive proposition.

Communities have been stockpiling since, and Wrangell's transfer facility is just ab...



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