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Toxics Cleanup Program


Interim Actions

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Several interim actions (partial cleanups) were completed between 1993 and 2006. 

  • Ennis Creek Finishing Room Area:  Ennis Creek was polluted by petroleum and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from leaking hydraulic fluid.  Between 1989 and 2002, Rayonier took several actions to clean up this area.  More than 10,000 tons of contaminated soils were  removed.  Most of the contaminated soil was disposed at the City of Port Angeles’ Sanitary Landfill.  Soil with higher levels of PCB were disposed at the TSCA-permitted Subtitle C Landfill in Arlington, OR; and some petroleum contaminated soil was disposed at a TPS facility in Tacoma. 
     
  • Former Fuel Oil Tank No. 2:  In 1989 and 1990, petroleum was found in the soil beneath and near the former 2.3 million gallon tank.  The tank was dismantled and removed in 1993 and 2,000 tons of petroleum-impacted soil was removed from the footprint of the tank.   A  further interim action in 2002 addressed the area between the former Fuel Oil Tank and the Hog Fuel Pile.  A total of 5,137 tons of contaminated soil were removed.  1793 tons of petroleum contaminated soil was disposed at TPS Technology facility in Lakewood; 3344 tons of contaminated soil was disposed at the City of Port Angeles’ Sanitary Landfill.   
     
  • Former Machine Shop:  When the Machine Shop was demolished in 1999, oil was noticed on the floor, concrete supports, and in the soil below.  Petroleum-contaminated soils were later excavated from between support piers under the building.  A total of 984 tons of soil and concrete were removed and disposed at the City of Port Angeles’ Sanitary Landfill.

  • Former Hog Fuel Pile:  In 2001, approximately 2,700 cubic yards of petroleum-impacted wood residue was removed from the base of the former Hog Fuel Pile and disposed at the City of Port Angeles’ Sanitary Landfill.  In 2002, additional contaminated soil was removed from the southwest corner of the Hog Fuel Pile.

  • Former Fuel Oil Tank No. 1:  A total of 7,979 tons of petroleum-impacted soil was removed from the locations of the former Fuel Oil Tank No 1 and the former Wood Mill in 2006, and disposed at the City of Port Angeles’ Sanitary Landfill.  The interim action was also aimed at removing compounds associated with petroleum hydrocarbons like PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and naphthalene. 

  • Former Wood Mill: During the Remedial Investigation, contamination was found in the soil and subsurface in the former Wood Mill area.  An interim action to remove soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, PCBs, PAHs and naphthalene was done at the same time as an interim action around the location of former Fuel Oil Tank No. 1.  A total of 7,979 tons of petroleum-impacted soil were removed from the two locations, and disposed at the City of Port Angeles’ Sanitary Landfill.

  • Former Spent Sulfite Liquor Lagoon:  In 2001, approximately 4,800 tons of soil and clay liner were removed and disposed at the Mt Pleasant Landfill.  The area was backfilled with clean soil from the berm.  Excess berm material was removed, and also disposed at the Mt. Pleasant Landfill.  

  • Former Log Pond:  Approximately 2500 sunken logs were removed from the log pond in 1998.

  • Former Transformer Rooms:  Between 1997 and 1999, testing was completed and PCB contaminated concrete and soil from seven former transformer room locations was removed.   Soil with higher levels of PCB were disposed at the TSCA-permitted Subtitle C Landfill in Arlington, OR; lower level PCB contaminated soil was disposed at TPS Technologies, Inc in Tacoma. 

For more detailed information:

2006 Interim Action Report 

2003 Interim Action Final Report

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