Cleanup of the Bothell Service Center Site

March 2018

Project Update

Cleanup of the former Bothell Service Center site at the northeast corner of 98th Ave NE and the old SR 522 highway has begun. Starting on Tuesday, March 13, work will take place on 98th Ave NE in the northbound lane. This work is anticipated to last until March 30th. 

For more information about traffic impacts related to this project, visit our Traffic Alerts page.

Background

The city investigated the Bothell Service Center site (AKA Simon & Son Fine Drycleaning) under the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). The investigation confirmed the presence of contamination in soil and a groundwater plume extending from beneath the former building to the east and southeast. 

Site Location and former use

18107 Bothell Way NE

The 0.62-acre parcel of land previously housed a one-story commercial building built in 1988 that was demolished in August 2016. A dry cleaner operated at the west end of the building from 1988-1999.

Chemicals found

Dry cleaning solvents were released during this period and traced to the former dry cleaning facility. Soil and groundwater were contaminated by this release. The chemicals of concern are dry cleaning solvents and their breakdown products.