Fort Myers begins $3.2 million sludge removal project

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -

Trees were torn down and ripped from the ground as part of a significant first step in the sludge removal project along South Street in Fort Myers.

The toxic sediment will eventually be taken to a treatment facility in Citrus County.

City crews are using a tractor to clear about 75 percent of the vegetation to this point. The city is planning to reuse the trees.

Crews will send the stumps to the Lee Hendry landfill. Crews will mulch the treetops on site and recycle the mulch to use for projects around Fort Myers.

The city expects the tree removal and mulching process to last the rest of the month. PPM Consultants will then bring the toxic sediment to Citrus County.

The project will cost $3.2 million.

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