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Dunbar sludge to be taken out of state and used in cement

Posted at 2:42 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 14:42:55-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The toxic sludge in Dunbar is being removed and taken to Alabama.

The sludge-laden soil was originally was going to Citrus County, but county leaders there said no and fought the decision.

The sludge will be loaded onto dump trucks, sealed, and covered before being transported from Fort Myers to a cement plant in Theodore, Alabama.

The sludge will then be used to make cement.

Project managers at the site say the lime residual material is chemically similar to limestone, allowing it to be included in the regular cement manufacturing process.

More information on this project is available HERE.