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Comment Period

Smith Kem Ellensburg Inc.

Cleanup documents available for comment

March 8, 2023 - April 7, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

We invite your comments on a draft Cleanup Action Plan, draft Consent Decree, and SEPA checklist and determination of non-significance.

Smith Kem Ellensburg was a bulk fuel facility run by Shell Oil Company. Shell leased a portion of the site to Smith Kem in 1973. Smith Kem sold agricultural products, including anhydrous amonia, fertilizers, petroleum, and pesticides. Investigations between 2007 and 2020 showed that groundwater at the site is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, nitrates, ammonia, and chlorinated pesticides and herbicides.

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Next Steps

After the public comment period ends, we will review and respond to comments received and will hold a public meeting if 10 or more people request one. If no significant changes are necessary, the Draft Cleanup Action Plan and Draft Consent Decree will become final.

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John Mefford
1250 W. Alder Street
Union Gap, WA 98903
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