West End: Contaminants being removed from Elwha Resort soil

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Crews have began removing dirt contaminated by gas and oil as part of a cleanup of the former Elwha Resort west of Port Angeles.

The effort is part of a Department of the Interior project restoring the Elwha Valley to its pre-development condition.

The cleanup work follows a Sept. 7 blaze that destroyed the main resort building and a shed, and damaged other structures and trees.

Investigators say the blaze at the resort on U.S. Highway 101 at the Elwha River bridge was probably arson, but no arrests have been made.

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