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Comment Period

Harris Avenue Shipyard

Environmental report ready for public review

April 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019

We invite you to comment on an environmental report for the Harris Avenue Shipyard cleanup site in Bellingham. The report, called a remedial investigation/feasibility study:
  • Describes contamination found at the site
  • Evaluates cleanup alternatives
  • Identifies a preferred cleanup alternative
The Port of Bellingham prepared this report with Ecology oversight. 

Investigations conducted by the port found contamination from former ship building and other historical operations. Contaminants were found in soil and groundwater (petroleum hydrocarbon compounds and metals) and sediment (polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, semivolatile organic compounds, and metals). The levels of contamination are potentially harmful to humans and the environment and must be addressed under Washington’s cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). 

For more information visit the Harris Avenue Shipyard cleanup site webpage and view this Fact Sheet.
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John Guenther
913 Squalicum Way
Unit 101
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Questions

John Guenther
Site Manager
john.guenther@ecy.wa.gov
360-255-4381

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