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Tests show variety of pollutants on mill land

 

October 3, 2018

JOSH VICTOR points out a detail on a map of the neighborhood northwest of the former Weyerhaeuser Mill property to Ken Bronson during a meeting about contamination in the area.

Health and environmental agencies have completed a four-year process of testing and investigation at the site of the former Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill.

Next, they will begin looking at options for cleanup of four areas on the 153-acre property, located at 2210 Tamarack St., and additional data gathering.

Officials held a public informational meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 27, to outline their findings.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $350,000 grant to Linn County with a project period of Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30 to complete site assessments. Linn County for...



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