Futurewise’s goal is to work with the communities of Algona and Auburn to educate residents and businesses about the groundwater contamination from the Boeing Auburn Fabrication site and the cleanup process.
Past practices at the Boeing Auburn Fabrication Site resulted in the release of a degreasing solvent called Trichloroethene (TCE) into the soil and groundwater, from 1960 to 1990. Since the time of the release, the contamination spread northwest into a residential corner of Algona and a part of neighboring Auburn. The Washington State Department of Ecology oversees the Boeing Companies cleanup process under the state cleanup law (Model Toxics Control Act or MTCA). MTCA also requires Boeing to pay for the cleanup.
Futurewise is collaborating with local community leaders and residents to support public participation in the cleanup process. We are interpreting data from Ecology, educating residents on the impacts to themselves and the ecosystem, and sustaining engagement in the public participation process. Through community events, forums, and information sessions, Futurewise works to enhance the community’s capacity to positively and fully engage with city and state decision-makers in the cleanup process.
Click here for additional information and documents about the Boeing Auburn Fabrication Site from the Department of Ecology.
For the Algona & Auburn Community:
The Clean-up Process (PDF)
More information is available at The Department of Ecology's Boeing Auburn Cleanup Site web page.
Boeing is completing the Feasibility Study and will submit it to The Department of Ecology. When the Feasibility Study is available to the public, Futurewise will support the public participation process. This may look like technical workshops and community forums.
This product is funded through a Public Participation Grant from the Department of Ecology.