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Environmental agency approves dump site cleanup plan

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Residents were concerned the illegal dump site, which had burned for two months, contained asbestos. (Source: WAFF file) Residents were concerned the illegal dump site, which had burned for two months, contained asbestos. (Source: WAFF file)
ELKMONT, AL (WAFF) -

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) approved plans to clean up an illegal Limestone County dump site.

According to the county commission's plan, work will begin within five days of getting approval, which was given Friday.

The plan states all demolition debris will be removed from the site and transported to a landfill within 14 days, weather permitting. Restoration of the land at the site will be done two weeks after all debris is gone.

The dump is located off of Leggtown Road in Elkmont. The county moved debris from the L&S Shopping Center there, without authorization from ADEM. The debris caught fire in late April and continued burning for nearly two months.

People who live in the area said they are concerned that the debris contains asbestos.

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