Reynolds Metals Aluminum Smelter

Facility Site ID: 29 Cleanup Site ID: 11796

What's Happening Now

We're working on finalizing the engineering design and permitting for cleanup activities required by the Consent Decree. The start of construction will depend on the time needed to get the necessary permits.

Cleanup actions will include:   

  • Excavation, consolidation and capping of the larger waste/contaminated soil deposits.
  • Removal and offsite disposal to address petroleum contamination.
  • Installation of permeable reactive barriers in key areas will further reduce the potential for migration of fluoride in groundwater as contamination continues to to diminish naturally.
  • Restrictions placed on the property deed to limit the use of shallow groundwater and ensure that the cleanup features (low permeability caps, fences, monitoring system, etc.) will remain in-place.
  • Ongoing monitoring to ensure that the success of the cleanup will be measured and tracked through time.
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Cleanup Site Information

Reynolds Metals constructed and operated an aluminum smelter and cable mill on the Columbia River in Longview, WA from 1941-2001. Portions of the site were contaminated by these activities.  Soils show elevated levels of fluoride and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs), and groundwater contains fluoride and PAHs.

The cleanup will focus on:  
  • 12 distinct site units containing fluoride and/or PAHs compounds in soil.
  • Two areas of shallow groundwater containing fluoride.
  • A small area containing petroleum hydrocarbons that was identified within the eastern portion of the site during demolition activities.

For more information, read the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study. This is a support document to the Consent Decree that identifies contamination at the site and cleanup options evaluated.

Legal 6
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Reynolds Metals, Longview Final Consent Decree 1820131208 12/14/2018 Consent Decree
Reynolds Metals, Longview Agreed Order No. 8940 Amendment 6/2/2014 Agreed Order Amendment
Reynolds Metals, Longview Final Agreed Order 8940 2/16/2012 Agreed Order
Reynolds Metals, Longview Final Agreed Order 4263 6/13/2007 Agreed Order
Reynolds Metals, Longview Black Mud Pond Deed Restriction 4/20/1993 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
Reynolds Metals, Longview Aboveground Tank Area Deed Restriction 4/12/1993 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
Leaking Underground Storage Tank 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
LongviewAluminum UST Decommissiong and Assessment Report 6/18/2004 LUST - Site Assessment Report
Public Information 7
State Environmental Policy Act 5
Technical Reports 20
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report 3/1/2021 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Reynolds Metals, Longview Revised Draft Cleanup Action Plan 8/13/2018 Cleanup Action Plan
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2016 Interim Action PAH River Dredging 8/23/2017 Interim Action Documents
Reynolds Metals, Longview Nationwide Permit NWS-2014-835 8/31/2016 Interim Action Documents
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2016 CD and CAP Comments Received 3/23/2016 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Reynolds Metals, Longview Draft CAP 1/18/2016 Cleanup Action Plan
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendices G - L 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendix F Parts 8 - 10 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendix F Parts 4 - 7 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendix F Part 1 - 3 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendix E 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendix D 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Appendices A - C 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 Final RI/FS Executive Summary 2/12/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Reynolds Metals, Longview 2015 RI/FS and Amended Agreed Order 8940 Comments Received 9/16/2014 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Reynolds Metals, Longview Amended Agreed Order 8940 Work Plan 6/2/2014 Interim Action Documents
Reynolds Metals, Longview Final Agreed Order 8940 Comments 3/19/2012 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Basis for Groundwater Extraction Rate 2/22/2001 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Evaluation of Groundwater Extraction and Reinjection Alternatives 12/14/2000 Site Specific Technical Document - other
There may be more documents related to this site. To obtain documents not available electronically, you will need to make a public records request.

Contaminants 8

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Metals - Metals - Other C C
Halogenated Organics - Polychlorinated biPhenyls (PCB) R R
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons C B RB
Other Contaminant - Conventional Contaminants, Organic C
Other Contaminant - Conventional Contaminants, Inorganic C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Diesel RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Other C C
S
Suspected
C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
B
Below Cleanup Levels
RA
Remediated-Above
RB
Remediated-Below
R
Remediated
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.