The city investigated the Bothell Service Center site (AKA Simon & Son Fine Drycleaning) under the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). The investigation confirmed the presence of contamination in soil and a groundwater plume extending from beneath the former building to the east and southeast.
Site Location and former use
18107 Bothell Way NE
The 0.62-acre parcel of land previously housed a one-story commercial building built in 1988 that was demolished in August 2016. A dry cleaner operated at the west end of the building from 1988-1999.
Dry cleaning solvents were released during this period and traced to the former dry cleaning facility. Soil and groundwater were contaminated by this release. The chemicals of concern are dry cleaning solvents and their breakdown products.
Public comment period
Nov. 17 - Dec. 18, 2017
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public comment on these documents:
Draft Consent Decree, the legal agreement filed in court that requires the City of Bothell to conduct the cleanup.
The Washington State Department of Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Avenue SE, Bellevue
What happens next?
After the 30-day comment period ends, the Washington State Department of Ecology will review and respond to the comments received from the public. If no significant changes are made, the draft documents will be finalized.