Coast Guard to Detail Proposed Soil Cleanup at Washington’s Point No Point Light Station

Point No Point Light Station. Photo: Thornfield Hall via Wikipedia.

The U.S. Coast Guard is inviting the public to a Sept. 21 open house to talk about potential efforts to clean up lead-contaminated soil at the Point No Point Light Station in Hansville, Wash.

The Coast Guard performed a site assessment in 2018 and said that it found “elevated concentrations of lead in the soil around the perimeter of the four existing light station buildings” that likely stem from the use of lead-based paint on the buildings.

The agency is expected to lead the soil cleanup that is set to start in early 2024 and take about a month to finish. Part of the property would be closed while the cleanup takes place and USCG plans to employ dust suppression and air monitoring efforts to reduce impact to workers and residents.

The meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road in Hansville.

Can’t go to the meeting? The public may submit comments in writing by Oct. 6, and send them by mail to U.S. Coast Guard, 1301 Clay St., 700N Oakland, CA 94612, Attn: Karen Ladd, SILC-EMD. Comments can also be sent by email to

By Karen Robes Meeks