- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Quality is working to clean up a parcel of land in Riverton where railroad ties and other wood materials were chemically treated.

DEQ officials say it will take several months to determine the process they will use to clean up the ground contamination at the property just north of the Wind River.

Project manager Sarah Bargsten tells The Riverton Ranger (https://bit.ly/1ApnZKT ) that the contamination was identified by city employees doing some underground work on the property.

There are homes in the area, as well as a church and some local businesses, but DEQ public information officer Keith Gill said nearby property owners shouldn’t be concerned about the remediation work.

The company that caused the contamination was later purchased by the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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