FAA Big Level Island cleanup to cost $5 mil


August 5, 2021

Photo courtesy of Brad Platt

Super sacks containing waste materials and soil are shipped off Big Level Island on barges.

The Federal Aviation Administration's environmental cleanup of a former dump site on Big Level Island is now estimated to cost over $5 million.

Located southwest of Mitkof Island, Big Level Island was home to a FAA Station that operated from 1964 to 1995. After its closure, most of the station was demolished and removed, but waste from a dump site near the facility has been deemed a threat to the environment according to the administrative record associated with the Big Level Island cleanup.

"In general dumps pose a huge challenge to us because they're excavating unknowns," said FAA Cleanup...

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