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.
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