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More Asbestos Than Expected Raises Cost of Port Angeles Landfill Stabilization

The city of Port Angeles will ante up an additional $1 million to dispose of asbestos it didn’t expect to find as it stabilized its closed landfill.

The change order in the amount of $1,034,524 will bring the project’s cost to at least $14.4 million.

The asbestos was part of the 400,000 cubic yards of trash the city is moving away from a bluff above the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the wake of the discovery that the material was threatening to tumble into the Strait.

The landfill at the end of West 18th Street was closed in 2007, and the area became the city’s transfer station. 

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