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Toxics Cleanup Program

Everett Smelter Cleanup

Parks Cleanup

Latest Project News
  • 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 feedback.

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:

  • Photo: American Legion Memorial Park and ArboretumAmerican 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.

Exposure to levels of contamination found in the parks are not an immediate health risk. Follow Ecology's health recommendations to reduce your family's exposure to contamination. Learn more about how to protect your family from contamination.


Meg Bommarito