FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2015
For more information dial 1-888-565-2787
LAKEPORT, Calif. Federal and State site assessment teams are now coming into the County to locate and remove hazardous materials from the burn locations. Each site will be tested for toxic residuals and asbestos content. The lab testing, removal and disposal is at no cost to the property owner. Each site will be left clean and ready to build again, with erosion protection for the winter season. Debris will be shipped out of the County since our local landfill does not have the capacity to receive all the debris from the Valley, Rocky and Jerusalem fires.
Sign up for this free service at the Local Assistance Center (LAC), located at the Middletown Senior Center/Library, 21256 Washington Street, Middletown; or call the Lake County Environmental Health Department in Lakeport at 707-263-1164.
While individuals are not prohibited from cleaning their own lots, the same procedures of lab testing, removal and disposal must be followed. An official certification that the lot is clean of toxics will be required.
For questions, please go to the Local Assistance Center, or call the Environmental Health Department at 7072631164.