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Tacoma Smelter Plume: Elevated Arsenic and Lead in Soil

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
14-09-140April 2014December 2019
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Author(s) Crescent Calimpong
Description Department of Ecology is sampling soil in yards in Tacoma and Southern Vashon-Maury Island. This fact sheet explains how to understand elevated arsenic and lead levels, the health risks and how to protect your family.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

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Keywords Tacoma smelter plume, soil contamination, lead, arsenic
WEB PAGE Tacoma Smelter Plume
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Tacoma Smelter Plume: Sampling Arsenic and Lead in Soil