Burlington Environmental LLC Washougal

Facility Site ID: 1018 Cleanup Site ID: 2796

  • Site Status

  • Cleanup Started

Current Status

Cleanup process moves forward! 

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) held a public comment period between September 27, 2021 and November 26, 2021 for the following draft cleanup documents for the Burlington Environmental, LLC Washougal facility:

  • Agreed Order (AO) 4308
  • Permit for Corrective Action
  • Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS)
  • Public Participation Plan

Ecology received three comments. Based on an evaluation of the comments, no changes were necessary and the cleanup documents are now final. The response to comments can be found at:

Response to Comments Burlington Environmental LLC Washougal

If you wish to view the electronic documents related to this site, click on the “View Electronic Documents” link on the right under Site Information.

Next Steps

Steps in the cleanup process (click to enlarge)
Steps in the cleanup process (click to enlarge)
As required in the Permit for Corrective Action and AO 4308, Burlington will finalize cleanup reports (RI/FS), monitor groundwater, and with Ecology oversight develop a cleanup action plan (dCAP). When the dCAP is ready, Burlington will be required to do a permit modification, and Ecology will hold another comment period.

Site Description

Site map (click to enlarge)
Site map (click to enlarge)
The 5.2 acre Burlington Environmental LLC facility is located at 632 South 32nd Street in Washougal, Clark County, Washington in the Camas Washougal Industrial Park.

Party Responsible For Cleanup

Burlington Environmental, LLC (Burlington) is the potentially liable party responsible for cleanup of the site.

Site History

Beginning in 1978, the Burlington property was owned and operated by several different businesses for industrial operations related to the paper industry and dangerous waste handling, including waste oil and solvent recovery, drum storage, and oil storage and blending. Starting in 1985, Burlington owned and operated a dangerous waste management facility on the property and was subject to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitting requirements.

RCRA and Washington State’s Dangerous Waste Regulations require a facility that treats, stores, or disposes of dangerous wastes to have a dangerous waste permit (permit) until completing all activities—including corrective action and final closure. In 2002 before the permit expired, Burlington closed all of the identified dangerous waste management units, but there was remaining contamination. 


Site timeline (click to enlarge)
Site timeline (click to enlarge)

Past activities from Burlington and previous owners resulted in spills and releases at the site over time, which contaminated soil and groundwater.

  • 1,1-dichloroethene (chemical cleaning liquid)
  • Benzene (a liquid in gasoline)
  • Toluene (a liquid in gasoline)
  • Xylenes (a liquid in gasoline)
  • Ethylbenzene (a liquid in gasoline)
  • Chloroethane (chemical cleaning liquid)
  • Freon 113 (cooling gas used in refrigeration)
  • cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (chemical cleaning liquid)
  • Tetrachloroethene (chemical cleaning liquid)
  • Trichloroethene (chemical cleaning liquid)
  • Vinyl chloride (cancer-causing chemical)
  • 1,4-dioxane (cancer-causing chemical)

These chemicals may be dangerous to human health and the environment.

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Legal 9
Public Information 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Clean Earth/Burlington Responsiveness Summary 2021 12/20/2021 Responsiveness Summary
Clean Earth/Burlington Public Notice 2021 9/20/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Clean Earth/Burlington Public Participation Plan 2021 9/20/2021 Public Participation Plan
Technical Reports 8
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Exhibit G Groundwater Monitoring Plan 4/20/2022 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Remedial Investigation Appendix A Part 1 of 2 12/28/2020 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Remedial Investigation Appendix A Part 2 of 2 12/14/2020 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Final Remedial Investigation Appendices B-R 12/14/2020 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
CleanEarth/Burlington Washougal 2020 Feasibility Study Report 8/25/2020 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Final Remedial Investigation Report CleanEarth/Burlington Washougal Review_201905211059 5/21/2019 Remedial Investigation Report
Final Remedial Investigation CleanEarth/Burlington Washougal Sept. 2013 9/1/2013 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Interim Action Report 9/1/1998 Interim Action Documents
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 7

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Halogenated Organics - Halogenated Organics C C C
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants C C C C
Metals - Metals - Other C C C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Phenolic Compounds C C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Non-Halogenated Solvents C C C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 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.