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More Cleanup Work this Summer at the B&L Woodwaste Site - FAQs

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10-09-112August 2010
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Author(s) Meg Bommarito
Description The B& L Woodwaste landfill was used from the mid 1970’s until the early 1980’s. Woodwaste, mixed with soil and Asarco slag (byproduct of copper smelting operations at the old Tacoma Asarco Plant), from log sort yards in Commencement Bay were taken to this site for disposal. The Asarco slag leached arsenic into the soils and groundwater. The B&L Woodwaste site, which includes the landfill and surrounding ditches and wetlands, was named as a source of arsenic, copper and lead. What is happening now? The landfill cap is being rebuilt over the barrier wall. FAQs also address how this work affects you and how long it will take.

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Keywords cleanup, soil contamination, landfill, ground water contamination, arsenic
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