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October 30, 1998


What do you do with an old oil and coal conversion plant so contaminated that 40 years after its closing toxic goop still occasionally oozes up from the ground around it? Well, you could keep people away from it, but if it's on a stretch of scenic lakefront good for watching fireworks in an up-and-coming city it might be wiser to throw down some  paths and build an industry-themed playbarn for the kiddies. Post signs advising people to stay off the patchy grass and you've got it pretty much covered. So it is with Gasworks Park just down the hill from us here in Fremont. A nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to swim there.

an overexposed shot of the seattle skyline at night as seen from apocalypse park