Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Everett park cleanup delayed; meeting canceled

By Seth Preston, communications manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

An Aug. 26 meeting in Everett to talk about a planned park cleanup has been canceled because the city has decided to delay the project.

City officials expect the cleanup at American Legion Memorial Park and Everett Arboretum to take place in the second half of 2015.

Ecology and parks staff will reevaluate the project and identify the park areas that are most in need of cleanup, such as high-traffic areas and locations with higher levels of arsenic contamination.

Delaying the park project doesn't affect this season's separate soil-removal work at residential properties in Everett. That work will begin in the next couple of weeks at properties along 6th, 7th and 8th streets between Wayne and Winton Avenues north of Broadway.

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