In a special meeting held by the Port of Sunnyside commissioners last night the use of a $200,000 grant from the Department of Ecology was approved.
The funding was awarded to the port for investigating the contamination at the former Carnation milk plant on the corner of East Lincoln Avenue and South First Street.
The commissioners approved accepting the grant funds and approved an environmental study to be conducted by Maul Foster Alongi.
The cost of the environmental study, $200,000, will be paid for with the Department of Ecology grant funds.
"There's no request for out of pocket monies," said Port of Sunnyside Director Amber Hansen.
The approval of the funding and the environmental services received unanimous consent from the three commissioners.