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Tacoma Smelter Plume - Interim Cleanup Action Plan State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Early Scoping

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09-09-121January 2009
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Author(s) Hannah Aoyagi
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology wants your input. Ecology is seeking comments on potential environmental impacts of a proposed cleanup plan for the Tacoma Smelter Plume (TSP) site. The former Asarco copper smelter in north Tacoma caused widespread arsenic and lead soil contamination. In parts of King, Pierce, and Thurston counties, the arsenic and lead in soils pose a risk to human health and the environment. Ecology is working on a long-term plan to protect human health and clean up the environment. This plan will be called the Interim Cleanup Action Plan (ICAP). Early SEPA scoping (WAC 197-22-265) will help Ecology identify issues that should be considered when
making a State Environmental Policy Act determination. Public comments will be accepted February 2 through March 10, 2009.
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 public comment period, cleanup, Tacoma smelter plume
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