Toxic Land Fence in Dunbar Expected to be Finished Wednesday

Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 13:52:53-04

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The City of Fort Myers says a new fence that will surround potentially toxic land in Dunbar should be finished by Wednesday.

The issue revolves around a plot of land between Henderson and Midway Avenues.

In the 1960s, it served as a dumping site from a water treatment plant. Arsenic was detected 10 years ago. 

Officials say the soil is no longer hazardous, but once the fence is built, the city will evaluate the site and work with the state to improve the soil.