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Sheldon Mine Tailings Mitigation

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IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NEWS BULLETIN

CONCERNING A LARGE NEW EPA PROJECT

IN WALKER

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE TRAFFIC DELAYS BEGINNING APRIL 15 THROUGH MAY 31 IF YOU DRIVE ON WALKER ROAD. TO GET TO AND FROM YOUR HOME IN THE WALKER/POTATO PATCH COMMUNITIES.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, TRAFFIC DELAYS WILL OCCUR WHEN DRIVING NEAR OR BETWEEN THE PINE MOUNTAIN ROAD, SHELDON ROAD & WALKER ROAD JUNCTION (100 MAILBOXES) AND THE EAGLE ROAD & WALKER ROAD JUNCTION TO THE SOUTH.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PROVIDES SOME ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THIS EPA PROJECT:

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning a mitigation of the Sheldon Mine Tailings near the junction of Walker, Eagle, and New Strike Roads. The EPA conducted a meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Walker Fire Station to share the details of the their Mitigation plan with concerned residents and certain affected agencies. This EPA Project is a huge undertaking lasting approximately six (6) weeks from the April 15th to the end of May. The EPA will manage the entire project that will require the following:
• A Traffic Control Plan on Walker Road between the Mailboxes and Eagle Road.
• Work performed at Project Site 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Saturday.
• Heavy earth moving equipment at the Project Site.
• Dust control measures (Project Site & possibly roads).
• Truck delivery to Project Site of massive amounts of fill material (approx. 530 Truckloads).
• Strict traffic control on Walker Road utilizing flaggers and pilot cars.
• At least one road closure of Walker Road for 7 to 9 hours near the junction of Walker & Eagle Road for installation of a new water culvert under Walker Road.

More information including the EPA presentation will be posted on the Walker Website at Walkerfire.org. Questions may be directed to the WFPA Board at the next Board meeting scheduled for April 13, 2013.

The attached file is a hardcopy of the EPA’s presentation.

EPA Sheldon Mine Presentation

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