Arsenic and lead in the soil
The mining company Asarco once operated two copper smelters in Washington State;
in Everett and Tacoma. Emissions of arsenic and lead contaminated soils for miles
around the former stacks.
Tacoma Smelter Plume
covers 1,000 square miles of King, Pierce, and Thurston
counties. Ecology and
have been cleaning up yards and play areas in Tacoma since 1993. The
contaminated a one square mile area in north Everett. Ecology has been cleaning up yards in Everett since 1999.
Search here for soil sampling results and cleanup records!
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