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February 20, 2013

DEQ says Astoria youth sports complex site is contaminated

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Department of Environmental Quality study found gas and metals on the site of the former Astoria landfill, which is to be the home of a youth sports complex.

The study found the highest concentrations of contaminates in groundwater, which flushes significantly slower than on the surface. The main contaminants are nondegradable metals, including iron, manganese, arsenic, lead, zinc, mercury and other heavy metals.

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