At this open house we'll answer questions about technical reports and planning the cleanup of the Rayonier Mill Study Area. Staff will be available to talk one-on-one during the open house sessions. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
6:30–7:00 p.m. Open House
7:00–7:40 p.m. Presentation
7:40–8:00 p.m. Question and Answer
8:00–8:30 p.m. Open House
Information about these technical documents will be presented:
The former Rayonier Mill is located at 700 N Ennis Street. The extent of contamination across the site is unknown, so the focus is the Study Area, which includes the 75-acre former mill property and 1,300 acres of marine environment next to the mill property.
Air emissions, discharge of liquids from outfalls, fuel spills, releases from electrical equipment, and wood waste caused contamination of the property and marine environment. Contaminants found in soil and groundwater include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Marine sediment contains many of the same contaminants and wood waste.
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). Cleanup options described in Volume III eliminate ways that people and marine life might be exposed to contamination.