Sea Tac Downwinders

ASARCO research project (includes haz-mat sites in the Kent/Des Moines area)




ASARCO Info

The emissions from one of the largest smoke stacks in country polluted most of the Tacoma metropolitan area, Vashon Island, Federal Way, Des Moines, and Normandy Park up until 1985 but most of the soil in neighborhoods has kept the same levels since the plant was shut down with very little resources to clean it up.

  Washington State Department of Ecology Website

ASARCO smokestack (before implosion) source: Eric Inabnit
Asarco smokestack (during implosion) source: Eric Inabnit