Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tacoma Smelter Plume: What's the latest in north Tacoma?

By Jill Jacobson, yard program outreach coordinator, Toxics Cleanup Program

Map of homes participating in soil cleanup in Tacoma in 2014.
This summer, Ecology is cleaning up soil contamination on 50 homes in north Tacoma. The homes are located south of N. 46th and north of N. 42nd between N. Frace and N. Bennett (see map at right).
This is part of Ecology's ongoing work to clean up arsenic and lead under the Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program. To learn more, please join us at an upcoming meeting.

Neighborhood Meeting

We are hosting a meeting to talk about the yard cleanup work in Tacoma this summer. We will explain what to expect to see during construction in the neighborhoods closest to the 50 homes.

Tuesday, June 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Point Defiance Elementary School Cafeteria 4330 N Visscher St, Tacoma
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Question & Answer
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Open house

Questions about the cleanup? Please call the Tacoma Smelter Plume hotline at (360) 407-7688, press 2. Visit

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