Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Monofill moving forward next week


Construction of a designated monofill site to store treated soil from a contaminated site cleanup will begin next week, after nine months’ delay.

To be interred at a state-owned rock pit off Pats Creek Road, the site will house around 18,500 cubic yards of earth pulled from the former Byford junkyard property along Zimovia Highway’s 4-Mile stretch. During 2016 the Department of Environmental Conservation led efforts to remediate the disused junkyard, which had extensive contamination after decades of battery and junk vehicle storage.

The scale of the project exceeded expectations as fur...

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