The city of Vancouver’s project to support property owners in assessing their groundwater or building materials for hazardous materials is underway.
Clark County Public Health and the Housing Authority advanced their Brownfields Assessment Project to test local properties for various harmful substances like oil, gasoline, mercury and lead. Maul & Alongi Inc. will use a three-year $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out the project.
Project crews will begin areawide assessments and create cleanup plans later in 2022. Community members are encouraged to be involved in the process with a local advisory committee.
Grant funding will primarily cover areas around Fourth Plain Boulevard between Interstates 5 and 205, and it can also be used throughout Clark County. The money can also be used for other initiatives to promote equitable development.
Those who believe their property is contaminated can contact Vancouver associate planner Shannon Williams at 360-487-7898 or via email.