Revised Department of Ecology Yard Sampling & Cleanup Program Online

Ecology LogoThe Washington State Department of Ecology is offering yard sampling for homes affected by the former copper smelter in Tacoma and is providing a cleanup program guide online.

The Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program (Yard Program) offers free soil sampling and cleanup for homes impacted by  the former Tacoma Asarco smelter.  The design document explains how Ecology will run the Yard Program.  The response to comments addresses the questions and concerns the department heard during the March-April, 2013 public comment period.

For more information, please visit the Yard Program webpage or contact Jill Jacobson, Yard Program Outreach Coordinator at 360-407-6245 or
To find out if your property is in the Yard Program service area, please visit the Department’s interactive map.
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