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A Avenue Landfill, Anacortes

Documents ready for public review

March 25, 2024 - April 23, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review a public participation plan and legal document requiring cleanup of this site.

Ecology negotiated a legal agreement called an Agreed Order with the City of Anacortes, the potentially liable person for the A Avenue Landfill site. The Agreed Order requires the city to address contamination at the site in Anacortes.

We would like your input on the following documents:

  • Agreed Order: legal document that requires the city to investigate environmental conditions, complete a Remedial Investigation, and if determined necessary after completion of the investigation, to prepare a Feasibility Study and a draft Cleanup Action Plan.
  • Public Participation Plan: describes how Ecology will inform the community about site activities and ways to become involved.

Background

The city owns the approximately 6-acre property within the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Anacortes City Parks and Recreation Department manages the former landfill in coordination with the Skagit County Public Health Department (SCPH). The city has worked with SCPH and Ecology since 2003 to properly close the former landfill and perform routine post-closure monitoring and maintenance. Access to the main portion of the property is currently restricted.

Soil and groundwater seep sampling has been performed at the site. Petroleum contamination was identified in a shallow soil sample during the SCPH's 2003 Initial Investigation. Additional contaminants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, may be present in soil and groundwater based on the available site history.

For more information see the A Avenue Landfill site webpage.

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Comment by mail

Ryan Gardiner
P.O. Box 330316
Shoreline, WA 98133-9716
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Questions

Ian Fawley
Outreach Planner
ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov
425-324-5901

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