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Comment Period

Community Shell Site

Cleanup Site Periodic Review

Nov. 21, 2019 - Dec. 22, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on the draft second periodic review report for the Community Shell site located at 11602 Rhody Drive in Port Hadlock. The periodic review report shows that cleanup work remains effective in protecting human health and the environment.

Site history

The Community Shell site was a commercial gas service station with underground gasoline and diesel storage tanks. After removing the tanks and piping, petroleum contamination was found in the soil. Between 2000 and 2008, about 800 tons of contaminated soil were removed from the site during cleanup. Some contaminated soil could not be removed without threatening the easement to the adjacent highway and public road. Groundwater was not affected by the soil contamination. Soil vapor sampling determined there was no adverse effect on human health.

In 2009, the property owner recorded an environmental covenant for the site because contamination remained in the soil. The area of contaminated soil is capped with asphalt that must remain in good condition as a part of the cleanup. The covenant prohibits any activity on the property that may cause contaminant exposure to the environment. 

Periodic review and public comment process

We conduct a Periodic Review at least every five years at cleanup sites where some contamination remains, as required by the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). The purposes of the review are to evaluate site conditions and to ensure continued protection of human health and the environment.

We will review comments received during the comment period and make recommendations for suggested changes. The Periodic Review will become final if no significant changes are made. An additional public comment period will be held if significant changes are made.

We will hold a public meeting if 10 people request one.

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Panjini Balaraju
WA Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
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Questions

Panjini Balaraju
Periodic Review Coordinator
panjini.balaraju@ecy.wa.gov
360-407-6335

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