Updated:EVERETT, Wash. —
Workers are scrubbing mold and algae off the 120-foot-tall dome at the Port of Everett.
A crew from Sparkle Wash of Puget Sound began the five-day job Wednesday under a $14,000 contract with Lehigh Northwest Cement Co. It signed a 20-year lease for the dome in 2006 but stopped storing cement powder there three years because of the poor economy.
The dome was previously used to store aluminum ore. It's a landmark on the Everett waterfront.
The Daily Herald reports the power washing team met with health and safety officials before starting the job. Cleaning water is channeled into a sewer so it won't pollute Puget Sound.