Thursday, December 3, 2009

Polluted Lots Delay Seattle Housing Projects

December 2, 2009 - The barren lot of land marking the corner of 12th Avenue and East Jefferson Street might be an eyesore from above ground, but underground it’s even uglier.

Through research and testing, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle found the lot to be contaminated with 400 times the state cleanup standards for petroleum. Capitol Hill Housing, which had planned to build an affordable housing facility on the site, now must wait for the city of Seattle to handle the clean up, which might cost more than $1 million.


1 comment:

People Investigating Toxic Sites said...

Has a title search been conducted of this city-owned property to help determine if it was used years ago as a dumpsite (landfill)?