That's the sound of soil cleanup...Over the past few months, our work crews completed soil cleanup on 53 residential yards in Tacoma and on Vashon-Maury Island in the Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program (Yard Program). This is part of Ecology's ongoing work to clean up arsenic and lead contamination from the former Asarco smelter in Tacoma.
Ever wonder how soil cleanup works?Good news! We recently finished a video (below) to show how soil cleanup works in the Yard Program. This three part video describes:
- The history of Tacoma Smelter Plume.
- How Ecology designs a yard cleanup plan.
- The steps of the cleanup process and lawn restoration.
- Responsibilities of the homeowner.
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