By Dan Rudy 

Budget allows for Byford soil to be shipped off-island


Money appears to be available for Wrangell’s Byford yard cleanup that would allow remaining contaminated soil to be shipped off-island rather than disposed of in a local monofill.

At the behest of Gov. Bill Walker, the Alaska Legislature approved $5 million of additional funding to be allotted to the project in its FY19 capital budget. A capital and operating budget had both been passed by the Alaska House and Senate on Sunday, bringing to an end their extended session.

Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) noted it was the first year in a while the regular session had come to an end without any sp...

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