While in operation, the Asarco Smelter in Tacoma released heavy metals which have settled onto many yards in the Ruston Way neighborhood of Tacoma. The site is now among the largest Superfund Sites in the Puget Sound.
Global Diving is providing assistance with the removal of contaminated soil from over 60 household yards in the area. The 12 man team operates a variety of equipment including skid steer loaders, dump trucks and excavators to assist with the removal and materials handling.
Existing soils, previously tested, are removed from the designated yards and transported for proper disposal. New materials; including soil, gravel and sod are brought in to replace that material which was removed.