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Toxics Cleanup Program


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Click here to find out more about past, current and upcoming cleanup activities!

Everett Smelter Background


The Asarco smelter, which operated in Everett in the early 1900s, caused widespread arsenic and lead contamination in northeast Everett. In addition to contamination left behind on the old smelter property, particles from the stacks settled on the surrounding areas, contaminating soil.  

The Washington Department of Ecology managed the cleanup of the most highly contaminated properties from 1999 -2007.  In 2009, Ecology received funding through a bankruptcy settlement with Asarco to continue with cleanup efforts. Ecology has developed a cleanup plan for the rest of the contaminated properties impacted by the former smelter.  

Click to view larger map. The cleanup site is broken into 2 areas, the uplands (residential) and lowlands cleanup areas. The two areas are on different cleanup schedules.

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Click here to find out more about current and upcoming cleanup activities.

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Video courtesy of the City of Everett.
(this Flickr slideshow uses Adobe Shockwave)


right portion of Everett Smelter Mill site

Hotline
(425) 446-1024

Staff will return all calls within 24 hours including weekends.

Meg Bommarito
Project Manager
meg.bommarito
@ecy.wa.gov
(425) 649-7256

Brian McClure
Uplands Site Manager
brian.mcClure
@ecy.wa.gov
(425) 649-7287

Sandra Matthews
Lowlands Site Manager
sandra.matthews
@ecy.wa.gov 
(425) 649-7206

Marieke Rack
Public Involvement Specialist
marieke.rack
@ecy.wa.gov
(425) 649-7052

Jim White
Toxicologist
jim.white
@ecy.wa.gov 
(360) 407-7324

Snohomish Health District
Mike Young
myoung
@shd.snohomish.wa.gov
(425) 339-5250