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DOE gives grants for cleanup of underground storage tanks on Olympic

ARLINGTON The city of Arlington is receiving financial support from the Department of Ecology in its recently completed cleanup of its underground fuel storage tanks in and around Olympic Avenue.
Of the eight underground fuel storage tanks that were discovered, seven were removed and one was decommissioned in the ground, but four leaked into the surrounding soil.
While Rivers Edge Services, Inc., has officially finished this phase of the North Olympic Avenue Improvement Project Aug. 14, the city of Arlington has only applied for matching cleanup grants from the Department of Ecology for three of the four tanks that leaked, since cleanup work on the last tank is tentatively scheduled for this spring.
Arlington Capital Projects Manager Paul Ellis placed the matching grant amount at $131,000, and asserted that, considering how many unknowns that we had to deal with, we came out quite well, under budget and ahead of schedule.

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