Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Rock Pit site selection at creek raises concerns


August 3, 2017

Photo courtesy of Google Maps

This map, courtesy of Google Maps, shows the planned route between the former Byford yard on Zimovia Highway and a permanent storage site for lead-contaminated material reclaimed from the junkyard.

Social media was astir Monday as word spread about the second stage of a project being undertaken to mitigate contamination at the former Byford junkyard.

Notice of a proposed use of Pats Creek Road was submitted to the United States Forest Service late last week, informing Wrangell Ranger District trucks would be making extensive use of the road to shift around 18,500 cubic yards of lead-contaminated soil from the former Byford property near 4 Mile Zimovia to a rock pit just two miles down the Pats Creek Road.

The rock pit, designated in project materials as Department of Natural Resources...

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