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Council votes to begin Dunbar's sludge dump cleaning process

The Fort Myers City Council heard from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Monday night about the former toxic dump site in city limits.

The land in question sits between Henderson and Midway Avenue in Dunbar.

At first, Councilwoman Terolyn Watson's called for the council to vote to re-test the contaminated land as the last time it was tested was 2007.

That's when the DEP says they discovered arsenic on the site.

She later changed her mind and asked members to vote to have the site cleaned up and more agencies involved in future tests in the area. They approved that motion 5 to 2.