EVERETT — The Department of Ecology is asking for public comments on a change to the cleanup plan for the former Everett Shipyard on the city’s waterfront. The comment period closes Nov. 12.
When workers dredged contaminated material from the seabed next to the shipyard, they ran into a layer of material too big and too heavy to remove and too polluted to leave uncovered. Ecology, the Port of Everett and Everett Shipyard, Inc., decided to cover it with clean sand and rocks, which workers did.
Before the Department of Ecology can sign off on the work, it must consider any public comments about the change to the cleanup plan.
They are also available at Everett Public Library (2702 Hoyt Ave.) and by appointment at the Department of Ecology’s headquarters (300 Desmond Drive S.E., Lacey). To make an appointment, call 360-407-7224.
Comments can also be sent by mail to Hun Seak Park, site manager, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA, 98504-7600, or by email to email@example.com.
The project is managed by the Port of Everett and has cost about $8 million. Everett Shipyard built and repaired boats at the site from 1947 to 2009.