Everett Smelter Cleanup
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Cleanup work at American Legion Memorial Park was recently
rescheduled for late summer 2015 to allow the City of
Everett to make changes to the scope of work.
- Please join the City of Everett and Ecology for
public meetings about a new, proposed Cleanup
Plan: November 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
OR November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Both meetings cover the same content and will be held
at American Legion Memorial Park.
- The City of Everett and Ecology will ask the public for
feedback about the proposed Cleanup Plan. Please check back
on November 6 for more information about how to provide
Ecology and City of Everett to remove contamination in three parks
In 2011-12 Ecology sampled soil in the three parks located within the
Everett Smelter Cleanup Site boundary:
American Legion Memorial Park and Arboretum
- Wiggums Hollow Park
- Viola Oursler Overlook
All three parks were shown to have soil arsenic levels above the
established cleanup level for the Everett Smelter Cleanup Site. In 2013,
the state legislature set aside funding for the cleanup of these three
parks. Ecology is working with the City of Everett to plan for and conduct
soil removal and replacement at these parks beginning in 2015-16 and
continuing for several years.