With the former site of Japanese Auto Wrecking at South 262nd Street just 50 yards from the river, the agencies are spending roughly $83,000 to prevent the spread of pollutants from heavily contaminated materials to surrounding properties that include agricultural lands, according to a Jan. 13 King County Department of Natural Resources media release.
The money funded installation of a barrier of “super sacks,” provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, between the wrecking yard and adjacent agricultural lands, along with a pollutant absorbing “boom” adjacent the barrier. Construction of the barrier was completed in November.
Better Business Bureau cautions homeowners, businesses and charity donors that faux charities solicit donations and fly-by-night repair companies seek to take advantage of those in need during times of natural disaster.
BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington suggests doing research before hiring a soliciting contractor to help with disaster-relief: