Submitted by The Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting a time-critical removal action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act at the Turn Point Light Station on Stuart Island. A contractor will be removing lead-contaminated soil at the site for the protection of human health. The contamination is the result of decades of lead-based paint weathering and peeling from the light station and associated structures. The contaminated soil will be disposed of at an off-island facility and clean soil will be brought in and re-vegetated.
The Turn Point Light Station site will be closed to the public while this work is being conducted from May 6 through June 15.