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South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant

Cleanup Action Plan and associated documents

June 22, 2020 - July 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review a draft cleanup action plan and associated environmental review document for the South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant Site on the Bellingham waterfront. The plan calls for a combination of removing structures, capping contaminated soil and sediment, enhancing the natural breakdown of groundwater contamination, protecting the shoreline, monitoring conditions, and restricting activities that could disturb capped areas.

The following documents are available for review:

  • Cleanup Action Plan: Describes the cleanup work to address contamination at the Site.
  • State Environmental Policy Act-Determination of Non-Significance: Ecology determination that the cleanup work is not likely to harm the environment.

The contamination is from a former manufactured gas plant and other historic operations located at the north end of Boulevard Park. The contaminant levels are potentially harmful and must be addressed under Washington’s cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). 

Online public meeting

In consideration of public health and safety, we will hold an online public meeting to provide more information and answer questions:

Thursday, June 25, 2020; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(Please join at least 10 minutes before meeting to connect audio.)

Pre-meeting registration and information

Online site tour

View a virtual Site tour with informational videos created by RE Sources.

This product is funded through a Public Participation Grant from Ecology.

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John Guenther
913 Squalicum Way
Unit 101
Bellingham, WA 98225
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