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Anacortes Former Water Treatment Plant

Legal agreement and public participation plan ready for review

April 15, 2019 - May 14, 2019

We invite you to comment on an agreed order (legal agreement) and public participation plan for the Anacortes Former Water Treatment Plant cleanup site. The site is located next to the Skagit River in Mount Vernon and is next to the current water treatment plant, which provides the drinking water for the city of Anacortes and surrounding communities.

The legal agreement between Ecology and the City of Anacortes will require the city to analyze cleanup options and create a cleanup plan. A future legal agreement will require the city to design and carry out the work described in the plan. The following documents are available for review and comment:

  • Agreed Order: this is a legal agreement between Ecology and the City of Anacortes that requires the city to investigate and describe contamination (Remedial Investigation), analyze cleanup options (Feasibility Study) and develop a Draft Cleanup Action Plan.
  • Public Participation Plan: this document explains how people can participate in the cleanup process.

In 2015, while conducting a demolition assessment (Hazardous Materials Assessment) of the decommissioned water treatment plant, samples of building materials and soil were found to contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These contaminants were detected in site soils at concentrations that exceed the unrestricted land use cleanup levels under the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). These soils are the focus of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study in development.

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Ecología le invita a someter sus comentarios de varios documentos relacionados a la investigación y la limpieza del Sitio de la Antigua Planta de Tratamiento de Agua de Anacortes, localizada al lado del rio Skagit en Mount Vernon, incluyendo la:

  • Orden Acordada/Decreto de Consentimiento:  Una limpieza ambiental se está llevando a cabo en la Antigua Planta de Tratamiento de Agua de Anacortes.  El borrador de un documento legal está disponible para comentario público.  El documento describe quién es responsable de limpiar la contaminación y qué deben hacer para limpiarla.
  • Plan de Participación Pública:  Una limpieza ambiental se está llevando a cabo en la Antigua Planta de Tratamiento de Agua de Anacortes. Un plan para la participación del público está disponible para comentario público.  Este plan describe las herramientas que Ecología utilizará para informar al público y obtener comentarios públicos sobre documentos y decisiones de la limpieza.
For more information visit the cleanup site webpage and view the Fact Sheet.

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Cris Matthews
913 Squalicum Way
Unit 101
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Cris Matthews
Site Manager
Cris.Matthews@ecy.wa.gov
360-255-4379

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