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La Plata County to host virtual meeting about Bayfield Landfill

La Plata County will hold an informational meeting to address public concerns about the closed Bayfield Landfill west of the town on County Road 223. The meeting will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

La Plata County is working to remediate groundwater contamination at the closed Bayfield Landfill. Built in the 1950s and bought by the county in 1970, the county closed the solid waste landfill in 1994 and has monitored its condition to protect public health and the environment.

The meeting will discuss detectable vinyl chloride levels, possible associated risks, the investigation of nearby wells that were found to be clean and ongoing monitoring.

County staff members and Tim Shangraw, an engineer with Engineering Management Support Inc. of Golden, will provide details and answer questions from the public. EMSI is La Plata County’s contracted consultant on the remediation project.

To join the meeting, visit us02web.zoom.us/j/82742366812.

For more information about vinyl chloride levels, risks and well testing, visit www.co.laplata.co.us/news_detail_T18_R62.php.