Comments Sought on Seattle Cleanup Plan (USA)

Comments Sought on Seattle Cleanup Plan

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) seeks public comment on an amendment to a legal agreement with the owner of the Fox Avenue Building in south Seattle near the Duwamish River, which is undergoing an environmental cleanup.

The amendment to Ecology’s 2012 agreed order with Fox Avenue LLC, would make the agreement consistent with recently updated state air quality cleanup standards.

The company is conducting a cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination on and around its 2.5 acre industrial property at 6900 Fox Ave. S., about a block from the Duwamish Waterway.

The amendment will have no effect on the cleanup work, which is proceeding on schedule.

Cleanup of the Fox Avenue site contributes to a larger effort to control sources of contamination to Lower Duwamish Waterway sediments. Ecology and EPA jointly oversee the Lower Duwamish Waterway cleanup site, approximately 5.5 miles of waterway upstream from Harbor Island.

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Press Release, March 25, 2013