Ecology and the Port of Bellingham will begin a $25 million project this summer to remove contamination in the Whatcom Waterway left by the former Georgia-Pacific pulp mill.
Dustin Terpening with Ecology says the clean-up work will greatly improve aquatic habitat in the Waterway.
Crews will be dredging and removing contaminated material near the Bellingham shipping terminal, at the log pond and the Inner Waterway.
Ecology is seeking public comments on the plan through March 27th at http://www.ecy.wa.gov.
The Whatcom Waterway is one of 12 sites around Bellingham Bay that government agencies have teamed up to clean-up.