Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Olympia Cleanup Planned

By Karen Robes Meeks

Work to clear out contamination of various East Bay properties in downtown Olympia is expected to be completed later this month, according to the Port of Olympia.

The cleanup work consists of removing and disposing of contaminated soil, site grading and placing gravel covering.

In the past, the port-owned property was used for various industrial operations that resulted in contamination.

The port had previously partnered with the Department of Ecology, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, and the City of Olympia to clean up and redevelop much of the East Bay property, which now houses the Hands on Children’s Museum and the LOTT’s headquarters.

Now the port is partnering with the Department of Ecology to clear out the remaining pollution of its downtown locations.

Once cleanup is completed, the sites will be available for development.