We invite you to review and comment on the Interim Remedial Action Report for Phase 1 at this former prospecting site.
The Gold Knob Prospects site is located at 1200 Circle Street in Wenatchee. The site is also known as Saddle Rock Park and is popular among recreational hikers and horseback riders. From the late 1800s to 1989, areas of Saddle Rock Park were prospected for gold. Prospecting exploration resulted in the creation of waste rock piles. These waste rock piles have high concentrations of arsenic, mercury, selenium, and silver.
An Interim Action is a partial or short-term cleanup of contamination while a long-term cleanup plan is worked on. The Phase 1 cleanup area consisted of four waste rock piles located in the lower part of Saddle Rock Park. A later Phase 2 area will focus on two remaining waste rock piles near Saddle Rock Ridge and is anticipated to occur in 2021.