The Washington Department of Ecology recently announced that contract crews will begin digging out a 5,000 square foot site at the end of C Street starting tonight.
Crews will take advantage of very low tides to transport out eighty truckloads of petroleum contaminated soil and sediment and then install a liner in the ground to fill in the beach with clean material.
State Department of Ecology spokesperson Dustin Terpening says that since last February, ecologists have been monitoring an oily sheen that appears on the water’s surface.
The clean up area is near the site of the former chevron bulk fuel storage facility that operated from 1904 to 1987.
The project is expected to cost $500 thousand and last through mid February.