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Comment Period

Custom Plywood Mill Sediment Cleanup Action

Public Comment Period

March 7, 2019 - April 5, 2019

Ecology invites your comments on a proposed plan to cleanup a site on Puget Sound.  The Custom Plywood Mill cleanup site is located on the west shore of Fidalgo Bay at 35th Street and V Avenue in Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington. 

Lumber milling and plywood operations took place at the Site beginning in the early 1900s. The former mill and box-manufacturing plant operations produced large amounts of wood waste, which were placed in upland and aquatic portions of the site over many years. Mill operations ceased following a 1992 fire. The release of hazardous substances to the environment occurred during years of mill and plant operations and from several major fires.

A final cleanup action for the Site (Phase III) is being proposed that will clean up contaminated subtidal sediments containing subtidal dioxins/furans and wood waste, and, enhance recovery of an eelgrass bed. This action requires dredging contaminated sediments, backfilling with clean sand, and applying a thin-layer cap of clean sand over the subtidal area. Two earlier cleanup actions have been completed at the Site. Phase I (2011) removed contaminants in the upland area. Phase II (2013) focused on intertidal and shallow subtidal cleanup. The cleanup restored 12,000 square feet of wetland and extensive beach habitat.
Ecology invites you to review and comment on the following documents:
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Hun Seak Park
Department of Ecology Toxics Cleanup Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Hun Seak Park

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