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By Dan Rudy 

Monofill project heads present plan to Wrangell populace


August 24, 2017

Dan Rudy

Paul Nielsen with NRC Alaska recaps the reclamation project undertaken last year at the former Byford junkyard, during a public presentation in Wrangell Monday.

WRANGELL - Project heads for a contaminated site reclamation met with townspeople Monday evening to address concerns with a proposed monofill.

The monofill – a landfill meant for only one substance, in this case treated, lead-contaminated soil – would be the second phase of the Byford junkyard cleanup, an operation which was undertaken last year by Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Protection Agency and various contractors. In use as a private landfill and junkyard since the 1960s, the former Byford property has been an identified risk to public health since...

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