PSI PRIORITY BAYS
Port Angeles Harbor Sediments Investigation
A PUGET SOUND INITIATIVE location – Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound now and forever
Port Angeles Harbor is one of seven Puget Sound bays being targeted by the Puget Sound Initiative. Ecology used special funding from the Puget Sound Initiative to investigate sediment pollution and develop a strategy for cleaning up the harbor.
The sampling and analysis plan for establishing regional background for sediment in the north Olympic Peninsula is now available.
The final Port Angeles Harbor sediment investigation reports are now available here. You can all find the study design documents here.
This study details the potential sources and locations of the different types of dioxins found in Port Angeles Harbor.
The Port Angeles Harbor preliminary sediment cleanup objectives will help Ecology set cleanup levels for harbor sediments. A liable person must address contamination at levels that are higher than the cleanup level.
The NRDA process evaluates injuries to natural resources resulting from releases of oil and other hazardous substances. It also determines what activities will restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of the natural resources injured.
Rayonier will use some of the data from the harbor sediments investigation for the Rayonier Mill cleanup site. Rayonier’s reports on the marine portion of the Rayonier Mill study area will be due in March 2013.
Based on the sediment investigation results, Ecology has identified the Western Port Angeles Harbor site. Ecology is working with the potentially liable parties (PLPs) for that site on next steps.
Acronyms used by the Toxic Cleanup Program
Cleanup Process: Major Steps & Definitions
Data Submittal Requirements for All Cleanup Sites
Toxics Cleanup publications
North Olympic Peninsula regional background study sampling and analysis plan now available.
Port Angeles Library
Washington State Department of Ecology
Please call Susan Baxter
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