Department of Ecology News Release - April 4, 2016

Environmental cleanup proposed for Green Lake site
Redevelopment plan first addresses contaminated soil and groundwater

SEATTLE – Cleanup work could begin as soon as this spring on a contaminated site near Green Lake in Seattle under a proposed legal agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology and the property owner.

Ecology seeks public comment on the agreement, a cleanup plan and related documents through May 2, 2016.

The Lutheran Retirement Home of Greater Seattle would conduct the cleanup as it prepares the one-acre site on Woodlawn Ave. NE, between Fourth and Latona avenues, for new construction.

The site housed the former Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaning Co. from the 1930s to 1970s, and later was home to Plastic Sales, Inc. Soil and groundwater contain contamination from solvent chemicals and related compounds.

The cleanup would include the removal of two underground tanks that once stored solvents, followed by:

Monitoring wells would remain at the site for water sampling and testing to confirm the cleanup’s long-term effectiveness.

Ecology seeks comment on six items:

These documents and other information about the site and the proposed cleanup are available at:

To submit comments or ask technical questions, please email or write Sunny Becker, Ecology’s site manager, at or 3190 160th Ave. SE, Bellevue WA 98008.


Larry Altose, communications, 425-649-7009, @ecyseattle

Sunny Becker, site manager, 425-649-7187