Facility Site ID: 74599527 Cleanup Site ID: 3111

  • Site Status

  • No Further Action
  • Brownfield

  • This site has received funding as part of our Brownfields Program.
    Brownfields Public Funding: $198,695.00

Site History

Abandoned building, since demolished, at Terry's Salvage site
Abandoned building, since demolished, at Terry's Salvage site
Beginning in the 1950s, the property was used as an automobile salvage yard. Operations left stockpiles of old tires, scrap vehicles, and automotive parts.

In 2004, Ecology did a site hazard assessment and listed the property on the state’s Hazardous Sites List. After this, Terry’s Salvage closed. In 2011, the City of Kelso removed an abandoned building and scrap car parts from the site. 

The city found the site was contaminated with:

You can read more about contaminants in the site assessment report.


In fall 2013, the city removed debris and 3,100 tons of contaminated soil. They then refilled the site with clean soil. Ecology awarded the city $755,300 in grants to help it plan for and clean up the site.

From January 9 - February 10, 2014, Ecology held a public comment period on removing the site from the Hazardous Sites List. You can learn more in the notice we mailed to the community and read the comments and our responses

Legal 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Satisfaction of Agreed Order 9914 2/25/2014 Order Notice of Satisfaction/Status
Terrys Salvage Agreed Order and Cleanup Action Plan 6/18/2013 Agreed Order
Terrys Salvage Notice of Potential Liability to City of Kelso 3/27/2013 Final Potentially Liable Person Status Letter
Public Information 4
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Terry's Salvage Delisting Comment Period Responsiveness Summary 2/27/2014 Responsiveness Summary
Terry's Salvage HSL Delisting Fact Sheet 1/2/2014 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Fact Sheet for Agreed Order - Terry's Salvage 5/16/2013 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
PPP -- Terry's Salvage 5/16/2013 Public Participation Plan
Technical Reports 4
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Completion Report Terry's Auto Salvage: Remedial Action-Soil Removal 11/25/2013 Remedial Action Report
Terrys Final Remedial Action Plan and EDR 5/28/2013 Engineering Design Report
Terry Salvage Focused Site Assessment Report 10/2/2012 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
TERRYS SALVAGE Site Hazard Assessment 8/1/2004 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

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

Contaminants 9

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