Workers scrubbing dingy Port of Everett dome

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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.