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Toxics Cleanup Program

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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.

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.  

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This page last updated August 18, 2016

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Jim White
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