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Scott Paper Mill

Cleanup Site Periodic Review

August 31, 2018 - September 30, 2018

ScottPaperMillPeriodicReportEcology invites you to review the 5-ear environmental cleanup review for the Scott Paper Mill Site (Site) in Anacortes, WA.  The 5-Year Review is a periodic assessment of post-cleanup conditions and monitoring data at the Site to ensure human health and the environment are being protected. This review indicated that conditions are being met at the site and no new action is recommended at this time.

A lumber mill and later a pulp mill operated for over 80 years at the Scott Paper Mill Site. Mill operations contaminated the Site with wood waste and industrial chemicals. Soil contaminants included metals, diesel and motor oil-range petroleum hydrocarbons, carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins/furans. Many of these contaminants were also found in groundwater (low levels) and sediments.

After cleanup was completed in 2012, some contamination remained on site. To prevent exposure to that contamination, an environmental covenant was filed for the site. The covenant is designed to prevent accidental exposure by restricting land use. 


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. 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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Hun Seak Park
Department of Ecology
Toxics Cleanup Program PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Hun Seak Park
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