Happening now: ‘Vactoring’ cleanup at Fauntleroy ex-substation

March 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm | In Environment, Fauntleroy, Utilities, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

After cutting trees as part of a soil cleanup at two of West Seattle’s six “surplus” ex-substations, over the objections of community advocates including the WS Green Space Coalition, City Light said it would try a different technique at the Fauntleroy and Genesee Hill sites – “vactoring” contaminated soil in a way that WSGSC was told should make cleanup possible without destroying the trees. Thanks to a reader tip, we learned this work is happening at the Fauntleroy site (just around the corner from the Endolyne business district-let) right now. Meantime, as noted in our most recent report, the Green Space Coalition is continuing to advocate for a larger community role in determining the sites’ future – rather than what has been the usual past path of seeing them sold for housing development. City Light has said it could send disposition-plan legislation to the City Council – which has the final say – as soon as the third quarter of this year.

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  1. What a waste of money! That tree will just be cut down when they realize that selling the site is the most logical solution. Didn’t the parks dept. already pass on these?

    Comment by Realist — 6:57 pm March 27, 2014 #

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