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.