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Comment Period

McDonald’s Restaurant

Cleanup Site Periodic Review

January 3, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Ecology invites the public to review and comment on the draft periodic review report for the McDonald’s Restaurant site. The report for the site shows that cleanup work remains effective in protecting human health and the environment.

For several decades before the late 1980's, the site was the location of a bulk heating oil storage facility with four above ground storage tanks. The tanks were removed sometime between 1984 and 1989. During construction of the McDonald’s Restaurant in 1989, petroleum hydrocarbon contamination was discovered in soil and groundwater.

The owner removed and disposed of more than 3,000 cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soil and pumped and treated 1.9 million gallons of water to remove petroleum contamination from groundwater. After cleanup, soil samples collected at the site indicated that all but two areas were below petroleum cleanup levels. Excavation of more soil from the two remaining contaminated areas was limited by the location of utilities and the sidewalk. The contaminated areas were capped with asphalt/concrete. In 1999, an environmental covenant was filed for the site, restricting property use and requiring maintenance of a pavement cap to eliminate exposure to contaminated soil.

We conduct a Periodic Review at least every five years after the initiation of a cleanup action at a site, 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 when institutional controls are part of a cleanup.

Ecology 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.

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
Cleanup Project Manager

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