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Comment Period

Pasco Landfill Site

Draft cleanup plan

Sept. 3, 2019 - Oct. 3, 2019

Ecology invites you to comment on the following draft documents for the Pasco Landfill:
These documents are summarized in more detail in the public notice (información en Español incluida).

We will consider and respond to all comment received during the comment period. If the documents change substantially based on public comments, we will hold another comment period. If not, the documents will be final and cleanup will proceed.
The Pasco Landfill is about 1.5 miles northeast of the City of Pasco, north of the intersection of Kahlotus Road with U.S. Highway 12. The landfill property covers nearly 200 acres and is surrounded by agriculture and commercial businesses. The Basin Disposal transfer station on Dietrich Road is at the southern end of the landfill. The landfill no longer accepts waste and is closed to the public. Gates, fencing, and signs restrict access to this active cleanup site. 

The landfill opened in 1958. Waste was burned in trenches until 1971, when the site became a sanitary landfill. From 1972 to 1975, the landfill accepted industrial waste. Some was delivered in 55-gallon drums and disposed in two zones. The rest was delivered as bulk liquids that were placed into large evaporation lagoons. The landfill closed in 2001.
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Charles Gruenenfelder
4601 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
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Charles Gruenenfelder
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