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Today’s Family Dentistry

Proposed Removal from the Hazardous Sites List

December 24, 2018 - January 25, 2019

Ecology proposes taking the Today’s Family Dentistry site off the Hazardous Site List. The site is located at 2616 NE 112 th Ave in Vancouver. Ecology invites your comments about this proposal during the comment period.

In 2010, Clark County Public Health and Ecology found the septic tank had waste metals typical of a dental office. Based on early information, Ecology put the site on the Hazardous Sites List.  To follow-up, the owner put four groundwater monitoring wells on the property to see if metals had moved to the soil and groundwater. Results from the monitoring wells showed that metals were below cleanup levels.

The property owner conducted the following cleanup at the site: tested and removed the septic tank sludge, removed the septic tank from the property, and connected the building to the city sewer system.

Ecology reviewed the cleanup work and determined that the site meets state cleanup levels. Ecology advises that the site needs no further action.

A site may be removed from the Hazardous Sites List only if the site is cleaned up. In some cases, long-term monitoring and periodic reviews may be required to ensure the cleanup is adequate to protect the public and the environment. Ecology will hold a public notice for any site it proposes to remove from this list.
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Tim Mullin
WA Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
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Tim Mullin
Cleanup Project Manager

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