Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Around the Sound: Ready to go 'live' on Bainbridge

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

It's about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, and we're at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. We're preparing to meet with community members about the Wyckoff cleanup site at Eagle Harbor.

An open house will start at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by a presentation and the opportunity for interested residents to ask questions about the Toxic Cleanup Program's continuing work to explore long-term solutions for the site.

The former wood-processing site, on the edge of Puget Sound, is contaminated with large amounts of creosote compounds produced by historic wood-treating operations. Currently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established a containment remedy at the site. This includes a containment wall and a water-treatment facility.

In January, Ecology brought in a panel of experts to look at the site and talk during workshops about possible cleanup actions. Tonight, we're going to talk about what's been going on since then.

IslandWood is located at 4450 Blakely Ave. NE.

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