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Shelton, Wash., Sued Over Contaminated Landfill

The City of Shelton is defending itself against a lawsuit filed over the C Street landfill, and Tuesday night the public will have a chance to hear their plan to clean it up.

"All these carcinogens in a public dump left untreated according to EPA standards, it's outrageous," said Will Durham.

Durham lives near the C Street Landfill. The site operated prior to solid waste permit requirements. It became a dumping ground for ash sludge from local mills. The sludge contained dioxins, which cause cancer. It wasn't ever closed properly, and blackberry bushes are one of the few barriers to human contact.

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