Facility Site ID: 5979 Cleanup Site ID: 194

Site Description

The Trident Metals site is located at 1851 Taylor Way in Tacoma. From 1913 - 2003, the property housed a door factory. Trident Metals then used it for metals recycling until they closed in 2011. The property is now vacant.

In 2011, the site was ranked on the Hazardous Sites List because of oily runoff from the site to the Hylebos Waterway and poor hazardous materials management. Trident Metals used an old concrete slab to store metals. During investigations before redevelopment, a new owner found petroleum contamination under the slab.

In 2012, the new owner removed 318 cubic yards of petroleum-contaminated soil from under the slab. Follow-up sampling did not find petroleum contamination above state cleanup levels in soil or groundwater. The site was cleaned up under the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

Removal From The Hazardous Sites List

Ecology reviewed the site cleanup activity and considers the cleanup complete. We held a public comment period on removing the site from the Hazardous Sites List in June - July 2014. We received no comments and are now removing the site from the Hazardous Sites List.

Voluntary Cleanup Program

This site was cleaned up under our Voluntary Cleanup Program, which provides technical help to owners of contaminated sites.

Voluntary Cleanup Program customers pay fees to cover our costs for technical help and reviewing cleanup reports. Sites in this program must meet the same cleanup standards as the sites Ecology manages under legal orders.

Public Information 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Trident Metals Fact Sheet for Comment Period on Removal from the Hazardous Sites List 6/18/2014 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Trident Metals SHA 11/1/2010 Site Hazard Assessment Report
Voluntary Cleanup Program 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Trident Metals SW1342 - VCP NFA 4/21/2014 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – NFA
Trident Metals - VCP NFA Letter 4/21/2014 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – NFA
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

  • Southwest Regional Office
    300 Desmond Dr SE
    Lacey, 98503-1274
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 5

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants B B
Halogenated Organics - Polychlorinated biPhenyls (PCB) B B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified RB B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Non-Halogenated Solvents B B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons B B
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.