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Current Issues as of October 4, 2015

Dear Members of the Interbay Community –

Thank you for your interest in the proposed City-sanctioned tent encampments on a City-owned property in Interbay. You have either attended a community meeting or written in to the Mayor’s Office about this particular site. Recently, additional concerns about possible contamination on this site were raised and we wanted to follow up with some additional information for you.

Because we want to ensure the safety of those who may be living on this property for a limited period of time, the Mayor directed Human Services to contract for testing of the air at the Interbay site to determine if the chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons potentially present in the soil underneath the asphalt are volatizing into the air. This week, we received the report that indicates no potential health hazards were found as these chemicals were all below detection limits:

Based on the sampling results, chlorinated solvents, TPHs (total petroleum hydrocarbons) and heavy oil identified in the Phase II report were not volatilizing into air in quantities above their respective laboratory limits of detection or above applicable state occupational exposure limits.

Next Monday evening, the proposed operators of the Interbay encampment, will be holding a community meeting to take questions and share information about how they operate organized encampments. Meetings details are below and additional information is in the attached flyer.

Date: Monday, October 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location Details:
Seattle Pacific University (SPU) - 107 W. Bertona
Bertona Classroom Building (Map<http://spu.edu/info/buildings/bertona/>)

Thank you again for your interest as we move forward on this and other priorities to address the crisis of homelessness in our community.

BA157137 Interbay Property Air Sampling Report FINAL

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