City filling in hole at central office site

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:30 a.m.

SALISBURY — The city of Salisbury is filling in the large hole at the proposed school central office site, but the cleanup may not be done.

The site of massive soil contamination in the 300 block of South Main Street will require further testing, said Dan Graham, a hydrogeologist with the N.C. Department of Natural Resources Underground Storage Tank Section and the state’s project manager for the clean-up effort.

It’s not yet known if groundwater under the site is contaminated and would require clean-up, Graham said, but the excavation of contaminated soil at the site is complete.

Graham is awaiting a limited site assessment report from the city, which he said will determine any environmental risks from the site and whether groundwater is contaminated.

Read more in Thursday’s Post.

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