Facility Site ID: 8122259 Cleanup Site ID: 4520

Site Background

From the late 1800s to 1978, a lumber mill and later a pulp mill operated at the Site. More recently, multiple entities used the Site as a log yard, a staging area for oil field equipment, boat manufacturing, storage and modular home assembly. Seafarers’ Memorial Park now occupies the northern part of the Site; the southern portion is mostly vacant.
The mills left behind widespread contamination from their operations, ranging from wood waste to industrial chemicals. For example, the pulp mill used wastes from the lumber mill and discharged wastewater directly to Fidalgo Bay. Soil contaminants found above Washington State cleanup levels included metals, diesel and motor oil-range petroleum hydrocarbons, carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (cPAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxins/furans. Many of these contaminants were also found in groundwater (low levels) and nearby marine sediments.
In 1999, the Port of Anacortes and Sun Healthcare Systems conducted an independent cleanup action to remove petroleum-contaminated soil and wood debris on one of the parcels within the Site. The Washington State Department of Ecology, through the Puget Sound Initiative, worked with the Port of Anacortes and Kimberly-Clark (which had purchased Scott Paper) to clean up the remaining contamination and restore the area’s environment. Cleanup was completed in 2012. Now the former mill site features a beautiful waterfront park, which provides unprecedented public access to the shores of Fidalgo Bay. This successful cleanup shows how the public and private sectors can work together to protect the environment and human health, and provide benefits to the local community.

Site Status

The Remedial Investigation/Feasibility were completed for this site along with Cleanup Action Plan in 2009. The cleanup was completed under a Consent Decree in 2012.  Confirmational monitoring is being conducted periodically.

Slide Show Of The Scott Paper Mill Transformation (Open This Page In Internet Explorer If Video Doesn't Load)

Site Documents

A selection of documents are listed below.  Additional electronic documents can be found under the "View Electronic Documents" link located in the right hand column.

Five-Year Review

Site use restrictions called institutional controls are in effect

Institutional controls can be fences, signs, or restrictions on how the property is used. For instance, an institutional control may prohibit installing drinking water wells or disturbing a protective cap that isolates contamination. These restrictions keep the contamination contained and keep people from being exposed to the contamination. The controls are usually listed in environmental covenants recorded with the county.

Periodic reviews are required when institutional controls are required at a site. Ecology conducts reviews to make sure the controls remain effective and the cleanup still protects human health and the environment. We conduct periodic reviews about every five years.

Environmental Covenant

County Recording #: 201311200045
County Recording Date: 11/20/2013

Covenant Restrictions

  • Prohibit Soil Disturbance
  • Restrict Land Use

Media Restrictions

  • Soil
Legal 11
Public Information 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Scott Paper Mill Final Fact Sheet August 2018 8/20/2018 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Scott Paper Mill Consent Decree Fact Sheet February 2009 2/5/2009 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Scott Paper Mill Draft Consent Decree fact sheet 12/1/2002 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 33
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Scott Paper Mill Appendix V part2 2008 8/14/2020 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill Appendix V part1 2008 8/14/2020 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill Letter of Ownership Change August 2019 8/22/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Scott Paper Mill Final Periodic Review Report November 2018 11/11/2018 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Scott Paper Mill Draft Final Periodic Review August 2018 8/20/2018 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Scott Paper Mill Uplands and Marine Area As Built Construction Completion Report September 2012 9/19/2012 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Scott Paper Mill Final Engineering Design Report March 2010 3/11/2010 Engineering Design Report
Scott Paper Mill CAP May, 2009 5/9/2009 Cleanup Action Plan
ScottPaperMill20090204AppendixBpart2 2/4/2009 Cleanup Action Plan
ScottPaperMillCAP20090204AppendixBpart1 2/4/2009 Cleanup Action Plan
ScottPaperMillCAP20090204AppendixA 2/4/2009 Cleanup Action Plan
ScottPaperMillCAP20090204 Tables 2/4/2009 Cleanup Action Plan
Scott Paper Mill CAP 20090204 2/4/2009 Cleanup Action Plan
Scott Paper Mill - Draft Cleanup Action Plan 12/5/2008 Cleanup Action Plan
Scott Mill Final RI Nov 08 Figures 11/7/2008 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Scott Mill Final RI Nov 08 Appendix L-V 11/7/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill RI Final 2008 Appendix A-K 11/7/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Mill Final RI Nov 08 11/7/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
ScottPaperMillFS2008 11/7/2008 Feasibility Study
Scott Paper Mill RI Appendix U 2008 8/14/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill RI Appendix M-V 2008 8/14/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill RI Appendix A-V 2008 8/14/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill Remedial Investigation Figures 2008 8/14/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill Remedial Investigation Report Draft Final 2008 8/14/2008 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill Feasibility Study Figures 2008 8/14/2008 Feasibility Study
Scott Paper Mill Feasibility Study Draft Final 8-14-08 8/14/2008 Feasibility Study
NO68KimClark2007 11/9/2007 Site Specific Technical Document - other
NN88KimClark 2007 11/9/2007 Site Specific Technical Document - other
LT50_KimClark 2007 11/9/2007 Site Specific Technical Document - other
LR71_KimClark 2007 11/9/2007 Site Specific Technical Document - other
KimClarkAppendixB1_LR71 2007 11/9/2007 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Scott Mill Final RI Nov 08 11/8/2007 Remedial Investigation Report
Scott Paper Mill Site Hazard Assessment 2/1/2004 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

  • Headquarters
    300 Desmond Dr SE
    Lacey, 98503
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 8

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants C C C S C
Halogenated Organics - Polychlorinated biPhenyls (PCB) C S S S C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified C S S S C
Halogenated Organics - Dioxins/Furans C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons C C C
Other Contaminant - Conventional Contaminants, Organic S C
Other Contaminant - Conventional Contaminants, Inorganic C
Other Contaminant - Other Deleterious Substances 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.