The Department of Ecology (Ecology) seeks public comment on an agreed order with the City of Bothell outlining plans to investigate and clean up groundwater contamination at a property acquired by the city for its municipal campus expansion project. The quarter-acre parcel, the former Ultra Custom Care Cleaners, purchased by the city in 2012, is located at 18304 Bothell Way NE.
Preliminary studies have identified groundwater contamination at the site from tetrachloroethene, a solvent commonly used in the dry cleaning industry. This contamination extends under adjacent city-owned property and the public right of way.
Under the agreed order — a legal agreement under Washington’s cleanup law, the city will prepare a detailed investigation of contamination at the site and a feasibility study of cleanup options, leading to a proposed draft cleanup plan. Ecology will present each of these studies and plans to the public for review and comment.
Bothell also will prepare an interim cleanup plan to address contamination in conjunction with the city’s planned demolition of the existing building.
Ecology and the city also seek comments on a public participation plan for the site.
For more information, visit https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/gsp/Sitepage.aspx?csid=3172.