This month, Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) launched a new online Dirt Alert Map that focuses on the Tacoma Smelter Plume, but also covers areas in the state where soil contamination may exist from arsenic-related contamination.
WDOE is hoping that by putting both information and data in one place, it will be easier for residents to find out about arsenic-related soil contamination and resources. The new web application replaces two older online maps, the Arsenic in Soil Database and the Everett and Tacoma Smelter Search. The upgrade means faster downloading times and the ability to access the map by phone. The map also visually displays soil sampling data. Within the Tacoma Smelter Plume and Everett Smelter cleanup area, the map provides access to soil sampling maps and soil replacement paperwork.
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