DEQ seeks comments on 'hazardous waste post-closure' plan for Lynwood Shopping Center

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking your comments on a hazardous waste post-closure plan for the remediation project at the Lynwood Shopping Center in Twin Falls.

A substance called perchloroethylene was found in the soil and ground water years ago. The DEQ believes such substance was caused from a dry cleaning facility that operated in the center through 1999.

Officials say they've been monitoring the groundwater since 2001.

Part of the agreement between the DEQ and the shopping center includes efforts to clean up the contamination and a post closure plan.

"Part of (the agreement) evolved into having a post closure plan to show that they're going to follow this contamination to make sure it attenuates, which means that over the years concentration will naturally break down," explained Kim Custer, DEQ hazardous waste permit scientist.

They will accept feedback until March 1 on the DEQ website.

Note: To avoid confusion, this, in no way, means the shopping center is shutting down.

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