Petersburg Pilot -

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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell Byford soil removal postponed until April


September 14, 2017

WRANEGLL — The state environmental regulator last week announced it would be postponing a planned monofill project on Wrangell Island until next year.

In a press release issued September 7, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced it will hold off on construction of a monofill site on the island. The department is currently engaged in the cleanup for the former Byford site, a property south of Wrangell that had for several decades been used as a junkyard.

The first phase of this project had been an extensive cleanup of the property by contractors last year, in an effort be...

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