By Darrah Johnson, Community Outreach and Environmental Education Specialist, Toxics Cleanup Program
|East Waterway in recent times.|
The waterway is located in Port Gardner Bay in the Everett Harbor area at the mouth of the Snohomish River, directly west of downtown Everett.
Since the early 1900s, the waterway has been an industrial area that included pulp-and-paper manufacturing, shipyard work, and other activities.
|The Navy operated a shipyard in Everett during World War II.|
The proposed legal agreement outlines the steps involved parties (Kimberly-Clark, the Port of Everett and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources) will take to investigate the contamination and propose options for cleanup work. The draft public participation plan explains how people can learn about and take part in the cleanup process.
|The former Kimberly-Clark mill as seen from East Waterway.|