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Comment Period

Golden State Foods

Cleanup Site Periodic Review

Nov. 21, 2019 - Dec. 22, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on the draft periodic review report for the Golden State Foods site located at 1409 Puyallup Street in Sumner. The periodic review report shows that cleanup work remains effective in protecting human health and the environment.

Site history

The site was developed as a business/industrial park. The site included a warehouse structure and offices, with truck fueling, maintenance, and wash facilities.  Currently the site consists of a food warehousing and distribution center.

In 1989, a release of diesel fuel was found in soil from an underground storage tank. After cleanup in the early 1990s, concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons remained in soil at the site above state cleanup levels. To prevent possible exposure to that contamination, an environmental covenant was filed for the site in 1997. The covenant restricts any activity on the property that may interfere with the integrity of the cleanup and continued protection of people’s health and the environment.

During an underground storage tank upgrade early in 2019, all the remaining petroleum contaminated soil was removed. Currently, the groundwater is being monitored on a quarterly basis to determine if there is any contaminated groundwater on the site.

Period 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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Panjini Balaraju
Periodic Review Coordinator

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