From 1999–2007, we managed cleanup of the most highly contaminated areas, including the former smelter property.
In 2009, we received funding through a bankruptcy settlement with Asarco to continue cleanup work.
We have now spent most of the settlement funds on residential cleanups in the uplands area and development of a cleanup plan for the lowlands area. We are seeking additional state funds to continue cleanup.
With the remaining settlement funds, we will complete prioritized phases of lowlands area cleanup.
June 2019: Active park cleanup is complete!
Cleanup at Wiggums Hollow Park and Viola Oursler Overlook is complete.
Active construction at the parks is done.
Fences will come down at Wiggums Hollow Park the first week of July.
Fences will stay up at Viola Oursler Overlook until September to protect the new grass.
In July, sampling will begin in the Delta and Northwest neighborhoods.