Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill

Facility Site ID: 83844381 Cleanup Site ID: 13215

Site History

In 1921, the site began operating as a bulk fuel facility. Coleman Oil Company (Coleman Oil) has owned the site since 2007. In 2017, a citizen saw an oil sheen on the Columbia River. The oil sheen was generally next to the junction of Chehalis and Worthen Streets in Wenatchee.  An investigation by Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the full cooperation of Coleman Oil, the source was discovered to be from leaking underground piping connected a 20,000-gallon Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) containing diesel fuel to a truck loading rack at the site.
 

Cleanup Activities

Aboveground storage tanks at the Coleman Oil Biodiesel site.
Aboveground storage tanks at the Coleman Oil Biodiesel site.
Stopping the oil sheen on the river was the highest priority. Ecology spill responders and Coleman Oil placed floating barriers to contain the oil sheen, excavated contaminated soil, and installed recovery wells and vaults to pump out diesel to prevent it from reaching the river.  These actions are called Interim Actions. Interim Actions are partial or short-term cleanup while a long-term cleanup plan is worked on and are meant to reduce exposure to contamination. 

The Interim Actions have resulted in stopping the oil sheen on the river and removing all free product from site monitoring and recovery wells. Groundwater and surface water monitoring are ongoing, and pumping of recovery wells continues to prevent remaining petroleum in groundwater from reaching the river.
Legal 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Agreed Order - DE 15389 10/30/2017 Agreed Order
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Final PLP letter-Coleman Services IV, LLC 6/27/2017 Final Potentially Liable Person Status Letter
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Final PLP Letter-Coleman Oil Co. 6/27/2017 Final Potentially Liable Person Status Letter
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill ENL-Coleman Services IV, LLC 5/26/2017 Early Notice Letter
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill ENL-Coleman Oil Co., LLC 5/26/2017 Early Notice Letter
Public Information 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - FS & IAWP Fact Sheet 9/13/2023 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Investigation Reports Fact Sheet 10/2/2019 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Agreed Order Fact Sheet for RI/FS 9/29/2017 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 29
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Data Submittal Requirements 8/10/2023 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Interim Action Addendum # 4 Work Plan - Remedial Excavation near MW 14 8/4/2023 Interim Action Documents
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Focused Feasibility Study 7/5/2023 Feasibility Study
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Ecology Comments on Feasibility Study 1/27/2023 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - GWMR September 2022 10/13/2022 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Site Manager Change 4/1/2022 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - August 2021 Progress Report 9/1/2021 Progress Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - GWMR September 2020 9/23/2020 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - GWMR December 2019 3/12/2020 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Review of Draft Focused FS Report and Schedule Change 11/18/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Draft Feasibility Study 10/28/2019 Feasibility Study
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - GWMR 10/21/2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Completion of RI Stage of Site Work 7/30/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Ecology comments on interim actions 7/26/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Remedial Excavation Report 7/25/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - SRI Addendum - Sediment Characterization Report 7/17/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - March 2019 Quarterly Groundwater Monitoring Report 5/28/2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - SRI Addendum - Uplands Soil Characterization Report 3/6/2019 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - ECY Comments on Uplands Soil Characterization Report 3/1/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill November 2018 Quarterly Groundwater Monitoring Report 1/8/2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - Additional Interim Action #2 Report 12/11/2018 Interim Action Documents
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Supplement Remedial Investigation Report 12/4/2018 Remedial Investigation Report
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Ecology Approval of Draft SRI Report 11/21/2018 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill ECY Comments of Revised SRI Report 10/11/2018 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Supplemental Remedial Investigation Report - Draft FINAL 10/1/2018 Remedial Investigation Report
Ecology Status Update on SRI Report 9/27/2018 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation 9/10/2018 Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation
ECY Comments on Draft SRIR 8/16/2018 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Coleman Oil Biodiesel Spill - 2017 Supplemental Data Summary Report - DRAFT 10/18/2017 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.

Places to see print documents

  • Central Regional Office
    1250 W Alder St
    Union Gap, 98903-0009
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 1

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
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.