The state Department of Ecology is ready to formally adopt a cleanup plan and related report and study by the City of Bothell for a cleanup the city completed earlier this year.
Public comment period
Ecology seeks public comment on the documents Oct. 20 through Nov. 20, 2017.
Even though City of Bothell removed petroleum-contaminated soil at a property it acquired for its Downtown Revitalization Plan, the state’s cleanup law requires Ecology’s formal adoption of the plan. Bothell's two-acre parcel lies within the realigned State Route 522 (Woodinville Drive) at NE 180th St.
The City removed the soil at part of the site that once contained a gas station. Bothell is also pumping and treating groundwater contaminated by solvents under another part of the site.
Bothell signed a cleanup agreement with Ecology, called an agreed order, in 2009 that describes the cleanup process for the site. The City has received approximately $500,000 in Ecology grants to offset the cleanup costs. The funding, called Remedial Action Grants, helps local governments clean up contaminated sites for redevelopment.