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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.
      
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Information from: The Chronicle, http://www.chronline.com
      
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