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Tonys Auto Repair, Yakima

Comment on proposed removal from the Contaminated Sites List

Feb. 1, 2024 - March 4, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

We propose moving this site from the Contaminated Sites List to the No Further Action List because it meets state cleanup standards.

We invite you to review the No Further Action Letter for Tonys Auto Repair, which explains our opinion that cleanup is complete.


The site has been an auto repair business since at least the 1990s. In 1995 an inspection at the site found waste oil being improperly dumped in a container, which had spilled onto the ground, and petroleum-stained soil. During a 1996 site investigation, about 300 square feet of contaminated soil was observed and about 35 gallons of liquid remained in the container. Sampling results revealed oil, acetone, xylenes, toluene, and ethylbenzene above state cleanup levels. Acetone is commonly used as a solvent and xylenes, toluene, and ethylbenzene are compounds found in petroleum products such as gasoline. Cleanup was recommended.

In 2021, we collected and analyzed soil samples. Although some petroleum was still found in the soil samples, there was no contamination above state cleanup levels.

What happens next?

After the public comment period ends, we will review and respond to comments received during the comment period. We will hold a public meeting if  10 or more people request it. If no changes are necessary, we will move the site from the Contaminated Sites List to the No Further Action Sites List.

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Frank Winslow
1250 W. Alder Street
Union Gap, WA 98903
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Frank Winslow
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