Turn Point site temporarily closed for CERCLA action

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 revegetated.

The Turn Point Light Station site will be closed to the public while this work is being conducted from May 6 to June 15.