Pilot Study in Commercial Algona

The Boeing Company has started work on a bioremediation pilot study in commercial Algona. Landau Associates, Boeing’s contractor installed 5 injection wells on private property on Milwaukee Ave which have been used to inject LactOil, a non-toxic, food grade combination of corn-derived ethyl lactate and soy oil, into the groundwater. This type of bioremediation stimulates the growth of certain microbes that consume contaminants, such as TCE, turning them into small amounts of water and harmless gases. Groundwater will be monitored to determine if this method works to reduce contamination levels on the site. The results of the pilot study will be used in the Feasibility Study to select an effective cleanup option.

For more information on the pilot study take a look at our Pilot Study Factsheet.

Puede encontrar información acerca el estudio piloto de biorremedación en Algona en español aquí.

The WA State Department of Ecology also has a blog post and update on their website about the study.

Feel free to contact Marisol Diaz at marisol@futurewise.org or (253) 347-0460 with questions.