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Comment Period

Northport Waterfront

Public Comment Period: Contamination and Cleanup Options

May 3, 2021 - June 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

You are invited to comment on the draft Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS). The RI explains the extent and locations of contaminants, and the FS evaluates cleanup options.

The Le Roi Smelter (also known as the Northport Smelter), which handled copper ores between 1901 and 1911, and lead ores between 1916 and 1921, was just south of the Northport waterfront. Le Roi Smelter operations deposited clinker and granular slag wastes on the waterfront.

Ecology is directing cleanup of smelter-related metals contamination on Northport’s Town Park and waterfront. This project is funded by the Eastern Washington Clean Sites Initiative. The money comes from a voter-approved tax on hazardous substances. Funds are used to clean up properties where the responsible party couldn't be found or can’t pay cleanup costs.

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John Roland
4601 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
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