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

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.

1 Reply to "Happening now: 'Vactoring' cleanup at Fauntleroy ex-substation"

  • Realist March 27, 2014 (6:57 pm)

    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?

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