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Artifacts Halt Construction In Centralia

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CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - The discovery of artifacts has stopped
work on a project at the Port of Centralia.
The state Department of Archaeology is negotiating with the
developer, Opus Northwest of Seattle, and the Chehalis and Cowlitz
tribes over hiring a consultant to survey the site.
Opus bought the 77-acre property in December for $4.8 million
for a distribution center.
The state agency will monitor the survey and must provide a
permit before work can resume.
The Centralia Chronicle reports the discovery of artifacts was
welcomed by neighbors who opposed the development, concerned that
it will worsen flooding and traffic.
Information from: The Chronicle,
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