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Public Notice: Wrangell (Byford) Junkyard Cleanup- Final Phase

Wrangell Island, Alaska
June 4, 2018

NRC Alaska hereby provides notice of its intent to package and ship approximately 18,500 cubic yards of treated, lead-contaminated soil currently stockpiled at the Wrangell (Byford) Junkyard site located at mile 4 of the Zimovia Highway. The soil will be loaded into 9-cubic yard flexible, intermediate bulk containers and transported by truck at a rate of approximately 25 containers per day to the Silver Bay logging barge landing area located at mile 6.2 Zimovia Highway for loading and transport by barge to a facility in Arlington, Oregon.

The operation will run six days a week until completion. This activity is anticipated to begin between June 4 and 8, 2018, with completion estimated for September 30, 2018, but not to extend beyond December 31, 2018.

In addition, NRC will utilize a 1.7 mile portion of the National Forest Service Road identified as NFS 6259 (otherwise known as the Pats Creek Road) and the Zimovia Highway (mile 11 to mile 4) for the purpose of transporting crushed rock from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Rock Pit #2 located adjacent to NFS 6259/Pat’s Creek Road to the Silver Bay logging barge landing located at mile 6.2 Zimovia Highway and the Wrangell Junkyard site located at mile 4 Zimovia Highway.

There will be no hauling on Pat’s Creek Road the following dates:

June 30 through July 5, 2018 for Independence Day holiday celebrations

September 1 through 3, 2018 for Labor Day Weekend.

Project Point of Contact:

For more information about the project, contact the NRC project manager: Shane O’Neill at 907-980-0818. The Department of Environmental Conservation project manager, Sally Schlichting, can be reached at 907-465-5076.