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Tacoma Smelter Plume: Soil Cleanup at Jane Clark Park

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13-09-088June 2013
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Author(s) Diane Smith
Description The Washington Department of Ecology is cleaning up soil contamination at Jane Clark Park in Tacoma. This is part of Ecology's ongoing work to clean up arsenic and lead. These toxic metals were carried by the wind from the former Asarco copper smelter and contaminated soils over a large area of Puget Sound. The Soil Safety Program provides free soil sampling and cleanup for play areas at schools, childcares, parks, and camps. A $94.6 million settlement from Asarco funds this work.
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Keywords Tacoma smelter plume, soil sampling, lead contamination, arsenic, Asarco
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