Weldcraft Steel & Marine

Facility Site ID: 29583133 Cleanup Site ID: 1785

Site Status

Weldcraft Steel & Marine (2004)
Weldcraft Steel & Marine (2004)

The Weldcraft Steel & Marine cleanup site is currently awaiting funding to proceed with the next steps to cleanup the site.

An environmental study of the site, called a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) Report, was completed in 2015. That report detailed the investigations at the site, and included cleanup alternatives.

Site Description

Weldcraft work yard (2014)
Weldcraft work yard (2014)

The Weldcraft Steel & Marine cleanup site is located at 2652 Harbor Loop Drive, adjacent to Squalicum Harbor on the Bellingham Bay waterfront, and is about 2.5 acres (1.9 in the water and .06 on land). The property is sometimes referred to as the Gate 2 Boatyard.

The site began as Weldcraft Steel Works in 1946, and has been used since then primarily for boat repair, maintenance, and fabrication work. Property within the site is owned by the Port of Bellingham and is currently occupied by the port's tenant, Seaview Boatyard North. Seaview is not the source of contamination at the site.

Environmental assessments to date have found contaminants in soil, groundwater, and sediment that are associated with past boatyard work. Contaminants include metals, tributyltin, diesel, and gasoline consituents. These contaminants exceed state standards and must be addressed under Washington's toxics cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act.

The Weldcraft site is one of 12 cleanup sites in the Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot project, a coordinated bay-wide effort by federal, tribal, state and local governments to clean up contamination, control pollution sources and restore habitat, with consideration for land and water uses. The work is informed by the Bellingham Bay Comprehensive Strategy, developed by the pilot work group in 2000.

Next Steps

2016- Develop Consent Decree and Cleanup Action Plan

2017 - Public review of Consent Decree and Cleanup Action Plan

Site Photos

Legal 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Weldcraft Agreed Order including SEPA Documentation and PPP 4/25/2003 Agreed Order
Public Information 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Weldcraft - Response to Comments - February 2015 2/23/2015 Responsiveness Summary
Weldcraft - Fact Sheet - July 2014 7/23/2014 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
State Environmental Policy Act 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Bellingham Bay Comprehensive Strategy - SEPA - Environmental Impact Statement 10/1/2000 SEPA Documents
Technical Reports 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Final RI/FS 2/5/2015 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Weldcraft Remedial Investigation Work Plan Addendum 11/29/2006 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
Weldcraft Interim Action Completion Report 8/29/2006 Interim Action Documents
Weldcraft Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan 4/21/2006 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
Weldcraft Steel & Marine - Site Hazard Assessment 2/8/2002 Site Hazard Assessment Report
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

  • Northwest Regional Office
    15700 Dayton Ave N
    Shoreline, 98133
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.
  • Ecology Bellingham Field Office
    913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101
    Bellingham, 98225
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.
  • Bellingham Public Library
    210 Central Ave
    Bellingham, 98225
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.

Contaminants 10

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Other Contaminant - Base/Neutral/Acid Organics S S S C
Halogenated Organics - Halogenated Organics S C S S
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants C S S C
Metals - Metals - Other S C S
Halogenated Organics - Polychlorinated biPhenyls (PCB) S B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Phenolic Compounds S S
Non-Halogenated Organics - Non-Halogenated Solvents C C S
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons S S S C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Organotins C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
Below Cleanup Levels
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.