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Deadline nears for comments on ex-C Street dump


December 2, 2021

Shawna Whelan

The state Department of Ecology seeks input on its proposed cleanup plan for the city's former C Street dump, a 16.7-acre site the city bought in 1928 to use as a municipal landfill until 1974.

Tuesday is the deadline to comment on the state's proposed cleanup of the city's former C Street dump.

The state Department of Ecology's draft cleanup plan calls for adding a soil cap to the site to cover the landfill waste to prevent contaminants from coming into contact with people and animals. Fencing, a gate and signage would be put in place to warn visitors of the site to the west of downtown Shelton, north of Goldsborough Creek and south of the proposed Shelton Hills development.

The cap would be monitored for effectiveness, and the groundwater also tested regularly to assess the effe...

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