Friday, September 2, 2011

B&L Woodwaste Cleanup: Partial Closure of Interurban Trail

Diana Smith, Public Involvement Coordinator

As part of the B&L Woodwaste landfill cleanup, a section of Interurban Trail in Milton will be closed September 6—9 from 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. The trail will be closed between Fife Way and I-5. Click to see a map of the area that will be closed.

The trail is being closed so workers can build a temporary road for cleanup work at the landfill and wetlands. The trail will also be closed for one or two days in late September.

Woodwaste contaminated with arsenic-tainted slag from the Tacoma ASARCO smelter was dumped in the landfill in the 1970s and 1980s. Arsenic has been found in soil, groundwater and ditches around the landfill and neighboring wetland.

For more information about the cleanup, read this blog post or visit the B&L Woodwaste webpage.

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