Dump site getting cleanup

Nick Moase
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An illegal dump site in Granite Village is getting cleaned up this month.

The Department of Natural Resources will be soon cleaning up a dump site in Granite Village. 

The site is located along Highway 103 in a small pull off area, on land owned by the province.

Michael Silver, assistant supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources, says now that the site has been brought to their attention, they are putting out a call for tenders to get it cleaned up.

Cleanup costs can vary widely, he says, from a few hundred to several thousand depending on the size of the dump. DNR can handle ones on the small end of the spectrum, but larger ones need bigger crews.

They will also be working the Department of Environment to make sure there are no contaminants at the site.

Though no culprits have been identified, DNR is looking into that as well.

"It has been passed along to our enforcement staff and it is ongoing," says Silver.

Silver says they hope to have it cleaned up by mid December, weather dependent.


Organizations: Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environment

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