Facility Site ID: 2744 Cleanup Site ID: 4298

Sign-Up For Soil Samping

You can sign up for free soil sampling if your property is within the Everett Smelter Cleanup boundary and has not been tested yet. Find out by visiting our Dirt Alert Map. If there are results for your property, it has already been tested.

To sign up for free soil sampling, download and complete an access agreement. 

Access Agreement

Submitting the form:

By email: Meredith.Waldref@ecy.wa.gov
By text: (425) 229-3683
By mail: Everett Smelter Cleanup
Department of Ecology
PO Box 330316
Shoreline, WA 98133-9716

Site Description

Limpieza
de la fundición de Everett: Novedades para el 2021

Everett
Smelter:  Thông Tin Tẩy Nhiễm Năm 2021

 Ликвидация
отходов металлургического комплекса Everett: новости на 2021 г.



Everett Smelter Cleanup: 2021 Update



Visit the project home page
for more information and the latest news about this cleanup: ecology.wa.gov/EverettSmelter

The Asarco smelter, which operated in Everett between 1898-1912, caused widespread arsenic and lead contamination in northeast Everett. Smelter operations left contamination behind on the former smelter property, and contaminated particles from the stacks settled on surrounding areas. Arsenic contamination in Everett was first detected in 1990.
 
The Everett Smelter cleanup site is divided into two parts:
  • The Uplands Area, which is located south and west of East Marine View Drive and includes residential properties and parks, and
  • The Lowlands Area, which is located north and east of East Marine View Drive along the Snohomish River and includes mostly industrial lands.
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) managed the cleanup of the most highly contaminated properties near the former smelter site between 1999-2007. In 2009, Ecology received funding through a bankruptcy settlement with Asarco. Ecology used this settlement money to continue cleanup in the Uplands Area and to study contamination in the Lowlands Area.
 
So far, Ecology has completed cleanup work on more than half the residential homes in the Uplands Area and at American Legion Memorial Park. Ecology has been studying contamination in the Lowlands Area and recently released a Cleanup Action Plan, which describes the preferred method for cleaning up contamination in this area.

Site use restrictions called institutional controls are in effect

Institutional controls can be fences, signs, or restrictions on how the property is used. For instance, an institutional control may prohibit installing drinking water wells or disturbing a protective cap that isolates contamination. These restrictions keep the contamination contained and keep people from being exposed to the contamination. The controls are usually listed in environmental covenants recorded with the county.

Periodic reviews are required when institutional controls are required at a site. Ecology conducts reviews to make sure the controls remain effective and the cleanup still protects human health and the environment. We conduct periodic reviews about every five years.

Environmental Covenant

County Recording #: 200504050143; 200504050142; 200504050141; 200504050140; 200504050135; 200504050139; 200504050138; 200504050137; 200504050136; 200704251108; 200701290760; 200604270899
County Recording Date: 4/5/2005

Covenant Restrictions

  • Ongoing Maintenance of Remedy
  • Prohibit Removal or Alteration of Existing Buildings
  • Prohibit Soil Disturbance
  • Require Educational Programs
  • Restrict All Ground Water Extraction/Well Installation

Media Restrictions

  • Groundwater
  • Soil
Legal 8
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Sampling AA 2020 2/28/2020 Property Access Agreement
Asarco and Private Houses Restrictive Covenants 4/4/2005 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
In the Matter of Remedial Action by: ASARCO Incorporated 12/30/2002 Enforcement Order Amendment
In the Matter of Remedial Action by: ASARCO Incorporated 6/10/2002 Enforcement Order
Enforcement Order Issued for Site Cleanup 4/1/2002 Enforcement Order
Everett Smelter Enforcement Order 3/31/1997 Enforcement Order
In the Matter of Remedial Action by: ASARCO Incorperated 4/20/1992 Enforcement Order
In the Matter of Remedial Action by: ASARCO Incorperated 4/20/1992 Enforcement Order
Public Information 34
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Everett Smelter: Thông Tin Tẩy Nhiễm Năm 2021 9/3/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Ликвидация отходов металлургического комплекса Everett: новости на 2021 г. 9/3/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Limpieza de la fundición de Everett - Novedades para el 2021 9/3/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Everett Smelter Cleanup - 2021 Updates 9/3/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Dirt Alert: Soil Sampling & Safety Guidance for People Concerned about Arsenic & Lead 8/26/2019 Focus Sheet
Noticias acerca de la limpieza de la Fundidora de Everett para el 2018 7/3/2018 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Everett Smelter Cleanup - 2018 Updates 6/28/2018 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Limpieza de la Fundidora de Everett 2017 7/31/2017 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Limpieza de la Fundidora Everett - Preguntas Frecuentas 6/1/2017 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
2017 Community-wide Fact Sheet 5/31/2017 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Everett Smelter Project - 2017 FAQ 4/20/2017 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Everett Smelter Project - 2016 Lowlands Fact Sheet Spanish 9/21/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Everett Smelter Project - 2016 Lowlands Fact Sheet Vietnamese 9/21/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Everett Smelter Project - 2016 Lowlands Fact Sheet Russian 9/21/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
2016 Dirt Alert Brochure 9/1/2016 Focus Sheet
Everett Smelter Project - 2016 Lowlands Fact Sheet 8/12/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Everett Smelter Project - What Happens During Cleanup? 8/11/2016 Focus Sheet
EverettSmelterProject_Public Participation Plan 8/11/2016 Public Participation Plan
Everett Smelter Project - What Happens During Cleanup? Vietnamese 8/4/2016 Focus Sheet
Everett Smelter Project - What Happens During Cleanup? Spanish 8/4/2016 Focus Sheet
Healthy Actions poster 8/4/2016 Focus Sheet
What Happens During Sampling? 8/4/2016 Focus Sheet
Buying or Selling a Home in the Everett Smelter Cleanup Area 6/1/2016 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
EverettSmelterProject_2016_ParkCleanupUpdate 6/1/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
EverettSmelterProject_2016_CommunityWide_Factsheet_Arabic 5/1/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
EverettSmelterProject_2016_CommunityWide_Factsheet_Vietnamese 5/1/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
EverettSmelterProject_2016_CommunityWide_Factsheet_Espanol 5/1/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
EverettSmelterProject_2016_CommunityWide_Factsheet 5/1/2016 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Reportes Ambientales sobre el Área de las Tierras Bajas en la Fundidora Everett están Disponibles para Revisión y Comentario (Lowlands SRI FS Fact Sheet in Spanish) 10/1/2015 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Отчеты об экологическом состоянии низины в месте работы металлургического предприятия Эверетта готовы для ознакомления и комментариев (Lowlands SRI FS Fact Sheet in Russian) 10/1/2015 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Cần Ý kiến Phê bình cho một Báo cáo Môi trường về Xưởng Kim loại Everett trong Vùng Đất thấp (Lowlands SRI FS Fact Sheet in Vietnamese) 10/1/2015 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
EverettSmelterProject_Lowlands_SRI_FS_FactSheet 10/1/2015 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Plans for Cleanup of the Fenced Area Issued for Public Review and Comment 6/1/2002 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Enforcement Order for Everett Smelter Site Cleanup Canceled 5/1/2002 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
State Environmental Policy Act 2
Technical Reports 22
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Appendices for Draft Engineering Design Report (EDR), Area B2 Storm Drain Repairs, and Areas C2 and C3 Fencing/Signage 6/29/2018 Engineering Design Report
Draft Engineering Design ReportArea B2 Storm Drain Repairs,and Areas C2 and C3 Fencing/Signing. 6/29/2018 Engineering Design Report
Project Manual for IFB 1737 ESP Upland Cleanup 2017 Property Group 6/1/2017 Construction Plans and Specifications
Everett Smelter Project - Lowlands Final Cleanup Action Plan 11/10/2016 Cleanup Action Plan
EverettSmelterProject_ Lowlands Final Feasibility Study Report 2/8/2016 Feasibility Study
EverettSmelterProject_Lowlands_SRI_Appendices 2/8/2016 Remedial Investigation Report
EverettSmelterProject_Lowlands_SRI_report 2/8/2016 Remedial Investigation Report
EverettSmelterProject_Lowlands_FeasibilityStudy 9/15/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
EverettSmelterProject_Lowlands_ProposedInterimAction_ScopeOfWork 2/19/2014 Interim Action Documents
EverettSmelterProject_Lowlands_Groundwater,SurfaceWaterAndSediment_TechnicalMemorandum 7/16/2013 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Snohomish River Sediment, Seep and Outfall Sampling Technical Memorandum 6/25/2013 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Monitoring Well Installation Technical Memorandum 5/15/2013 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Everett Smelter Cleanup Meeting Slideshow Performance Report 11/4/2010 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
RE: Everett Smelter Site 6/10/2002 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Health Safety Plan for Peripheral Area Sampling and Analysis Everett Smelter Site 6/26/2000 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Comprehensive Lowland Area Remedial Investigation Report 1/2/2000 Remedial Investigation Report
Everett Smelter Integrated Final Cleanup Action Plan & Environmental Impact Statement for the Upland Area, Vol. III 11/19/1999 Cleanup Action Plan
Everett Smelter Integrated Final Cleanup Action Plan & Environmental Impact Statement for the Upland Area, Vol. II 11/19/1999 Cleanup Action Plan
Everett Smelter Integrated Final Cleanup Action Plan & Environmental Impact Statement for the Upland Area, Vol. I, Text 11/19/1999 Cleanup Action Plan
Everett Smelter Integrated Final Cleanup Action Plan & Environmental Impact Statement for the Upland Area, Vol. I, Figures 11/19/1999 Cleanup Action Plan
East Marine View Drive Widening and Legion Memorial Golf Course Improvement Independent Remedial Action Report 12/1/1998 Interim Action Documents
Remedial Investigation, Everett Smelter Site, Everett, Washington 9/15/1995 Remedial Investigation Report
There may be more documents related to this site. To obtain documents not available electronically, you will need to make a public records request.

Places to see print documents

  • Northwest Regional Office
    15700 Dayton Ave N
    Shoreline, 98133
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 2

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants C C C B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified B
S
Suspected
C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
B
Below Cleanup Levels
RA
Remediated-Above
RB
Remediated-Below
R
Remediated
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.