Salem News: City Council urges cleanup of contaminated Varian site

“As a City Council, we echo the calls of the community members most directly impacted by the Varian site contamination: those who live, work, learn, and play nearby,” the letter said. “We are united as a city in seeking full remediation of the site and stand ready to work with you to accomplish the Temporary or Permanent Solution that you are working to achieve by February 2024.”

The draft letter was written by Councilor-at-Large Hannah Bowen to be submitted during a public comment period in the latest phase of the cleanup of the property. The City Council voted 9-0 to support the letter.

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