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Seattle City Light cleaning up former substation property near intersection of 80th & Aurora

Seattle City Light will begin cleaning up a former substation site on May 20. The site, at 949 N. 80th St., is just west of Aurora Avenue North. City Light will bring in heavy equipment and dump trucks to remove dirt and concrete from the site.

There may be low levels of contaminants such as lead present due to past uses at the site. Any contamination that may be present is contained to the site and will be removed by City Light.

Standard precautions will be taken to contain the materials and dust, and prevent them from spreading. Clean soil will then be placed and covered with mulch.

The work is planned to occur during May 20 through June 14. The project will require up to 10 to 15 working days during that period. The hours of work will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday.

Trees and hedges on the property will need to be removed as part of the work because the root balls may contain contaminated soils or they would otherwise block access to removal of contaminated soils.

During working days, access to the alley between N. 79th Street and N. 80th Street via Aurora Ave. N. will be closed. There may be some other disruptions to local traffic, parking and sidewalks adjacent to the site; however we will do our best to keep these to a minimum.

For more information, please contact Tom Meyer, Senior Environmental Analyst at (206) 386-9168 or tom.meyer@seattle.gov.