Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Around the Sound: Big night on Bainbridge

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

Just a short post on tonight's community meeting to talk about possible cleanup alternatives for the complex Wyckoff Eagle Harbor site.

About 50 islanders and other folks trekked through the wet woods to IslandWood to listen to and talk with cleanup experts, Ecology staff and consultants, and local Steering Committee members. Ecology brought in the experts from throughout the nation to examine the site.
They spent two days brainstorming ideas that could work for cleaning up the former wood-processing facility site.

Those ideas were discussed tonight with interested citizens.

Next up: These ideas and others will be reviewed, refined and assembled as part of a report on Wyckoff cleanup alternatives.

The report will be available in a few months, and Ecology staff expect to present it to the community in hopes of moving forward with plans to clean up and/or contain the creosote-type contaminants on the edge of Puget Sound.

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