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Port of Tacoma mulls funds for former Arkema site study

Aug 14, 2017 - 06:01 PM

Among the items on Port of Tacoma’s meeting agenda this week is the consideration of $2.3 million for a feasibility study of contamination at the former Arkema site on Port property.

The site, occupied by Arkema Manufacturing before it was bought by the Port in 2007, consists of three parcels of land totaling just under 78 acres. The sale agreement includes the assumption of environmental cleanup obligations by the Port, with a 2013 study indicating a large mass of arsenic as a primary concern at the site.

The funds, per Port documents, are needed to provide “additional technical and regulatory justification so that Ecology may approve a cost-effective and protective remedial approach.”

Other environmental items dot the Port’s agenda, including an update to the facility’s greenhouse gas reduction targets in keeping with the Paris climate accord.

The Port’s regular meeting is on Thursday; the full agenda is on the Port’s website.


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