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Comment Period

Pace Industries Puget Div

Cleanup Site Periodic Review

Sept. 9, 2021 - Oct. 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on the Draft Second Periodic Review Report.

The Periodic Review Report shows that cleanup work remains effective in protecting human health and the environment. 

The Pace Industries site was an aluminium die-casting manufacturing facility and operations leaked hazardous petroleum hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the soil.

About 1,300 cubic yards of contaminated soil were removed from the site. However, some petroleum and PCB contaminated soil could not be removed because it was under buidling foundations. Heavy metal contamination was found in drain line sludges that may have come from a former septic tank, but the tank could not be located. The area of suspected contamination is covered with pavement to prevent contact with contaminated soil and to minimize movement of stormwater into the soil. 

Contamination of groundwater is not a concern at the site.

An environmental covenant was recorded for the site in 2007. Among other restrictions, the covenant requires the asphalt cap be kept in good repair and prohibits activities that could result in release of contaminants remaining on the site. ​

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
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
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Panjini Balaraju
Periodic Review Coordinator
Panjini.Balaraju@ecy.wa.gov
360-407-6335

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