Galena Could Strike Deal for Fuel Waste Cleanup

Fuel waste areas left by the Air Force during its stay in Galena could be cleaned up soon.

City Council voted Tuesday night to further talks about leasing a building on the former base to Air Force-hired subcontractors.

Those subcontractors would use the building for storage while they conduct a cleanup.

City Manager Tom Corrigan says the building may be needed for a long time to come, because many years of waste are buried in the ground.

All remediation efforts are by mandate of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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