BLM plans cleanup on Mayflower Island

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2001

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to conduct an environmental cleanup project and facility upgrade at its Juneau Mineral Information Center.

The center is at the former U.S. Bureau of Mines station on Mayflower Island in Douglas. The cleanup will remove lead-contaminated soil and siding containing asbestos, said spokesman Jane Albrecht. Upgrades include building demolition and construction. BLM contractors will work with the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Alaska State Historical Preservation Office to ensure the facility's Bureau of Mines history, from 1950-96, will be preserved properly, according to a BLM press release.

In case the public has any issues or concerns, including traffic, an informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 10. For details, call Albrecht at 364-1553 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

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