SEATTLE (AP) — State regulators say an environmental cleanup in Seattle’s International District is now complete.
The Department of Ecology says the two-block property can now be removed from the state’s list of contaminated sites because it meets state standards.
King County Metro Transit cleaned up contaminated soil and groundwater at its former facility under a consent decree it signed with the Department of Ecology in 1994. The property was once used to refuel and maintain buses. The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority bought the property and redeveloped it.
The state is taking public comment on steps that would formally close the cleanup process at the site. (end)