By Karen Robes Meeks
The first phase of cleaning up the former Kimberly-Clark mill site is expected to take place this month, according to the Port of Everett.
The cleanup work at 2600 Federal Ave. in Everett – now owned by the port after it purchased the property for $33 million last October – will be done in two phases by Interwest Construction Inc, who was hired last month by Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. The first phase involves removing contaminated soil and the second taking out crushed material.
When the work is completed, the port plans to develop the area for maritime operations. “This project represents the first critical step toward restoring jobs to the site and strengthening our economy,” according to the port.