Borough will check soil for fuel leaks at power plant building


The borough assembly on Tuesday approved spending about $42,000 to find out how much diesel and other contaminants may have leaked into the soil around Wrangell Municipal Light and Power’s generator building on Case Avenue.

The site assessment will drill down and take samples from 14 different points around the facility and the property next door to help determine if any environmental cleanup will be necessary.

The power plant houses the city’s diesel generators, which serve as backup to electricity from the Tyee Lake hydropower station. The older portion of the building is used for storage.


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