State Clean-Up Project Helps Washington Town Renew Itself

Enlow, Clair
December 2006
Planning;Dec2006, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p52
Trade Publication
The article reports on the clean-up project of the Department of Ecology (DOE) in Skykomish, Washington. Contaminated soil, caused by oil from railroad operations, is being excavated and hauled away as part of a multistage dig. Several houses have been moved because of the project. The Skykomish River runs much cleaner after the first stage of the project confined pollution away from the shore and replaced that earthen levee. DOE funded the hiring of technical consultant Clint Stanovsky of Everett, who will manage the development of the wastewater system as well as handling problems confronting citizens as a direct result of the clean-up.


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