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Comment Period

Westman Marine

Environmental report ready for public review and comment

Sept. 3, 2019 - Oct. 2, 2019

Ecology invites you to review and comment on an environmental report for the Westman Marine cleanup site at the Blaine Harbor. The Port of Bellingham owns and operates Blaine Harbor.

The report, called a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS):

  • Describes contamination found at the site.
  • Evaluates cleanup alternatives.
  • Identifies a preferred cleanup alternative.

The port prepared this report with Ecology oversight. 

Investigations conducted by the port found contamination from historical boat maintenance and repair operations. Contaminants were found in:

  • Soil: carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (cPAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and metals
  • Sediment: Metals, organotins (TBT), cPAHs and PCBs 

Groundwater is not affected by the contamination releases on this site and is not considered an affected medium. 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). 

Want more information?

Attend a tour of the site

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will host a walking tour of the site.

Wednesday, September 4 from Noon - 2 p.m.
218 McMillan Avenue, Blaine, WA

Contact Ian Fawley, Ecology Outreach Specialist

Ian Fawley

For more information visit the cleanup site webpage.
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Cris Matthews
913 Squalicum Way
Unit 101
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Ian Fawley
Outreach Specialist

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