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May 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Open house Wednesday on contamination cleanup at Magnuson Park

The U.S. Navy and state environmental agencies will host an open house on Wednesday evening to discuss their plan to clean up radiological contamination near a popular gym at Seattle’s Warren G. Magnuson Park.

The low-level contamination is apparently a result of glow-in-the-dark paint used on airplanes when the site served as a Naval Station. The lingering problem was discovered in two buildings in 2010, according to the state Department of Ecology.

Critics, including state Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, say officials have reacted too slowly to the discovery and are planning an insufficient cleanup effort.

The cleanup is scheduled to start this summer.

The open house will be between 5 and 8 p.m. in the Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point N.E., Seattle.

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