Old dump site cleaned up for government use | SierraSun.com

Old dump site cleaned up for government use

An old Truckee dump site is nearly cleared, making way for town, Forest Service, and fire district uses on the shared site.

The 75-acres bordered by Interstate 80, Donner Pass Road, Highway 267, and Glenshire Drive will be shared by the three government entities, with plans ranging from a new ranger district to two new fire stations, and a new home for the town’s plows and heavy equipment.

The U.S. Forest Service sold about 20 acres to the town last summer, who intends to sell three of their acres to the Truckee Fire Protection District as well.

But before any of the three agencies could begin working on the site, lead-contaminated soil from an old town dump had to be dealt with, said Joanne Roubique, Truckee district ranger.

“It was the old town dump from the late 1800s to plus or minus 1930,” Roubique said. “We tested for everything, and found lead from old cans in the top six inches of soil.”

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