Facility Site ID: 94125562 Cleanup Site ID: 6902

Cleanup Complete

Short Stop Fuel Site
Short Stop Fuel Site
The Short Stop Fuel site is a convenience store, three underground storage tanks, and a gas pump island. 

Three older underground storage tanks were removed in 1990, and petroleum contamination was found in soil during the excavation. About 260 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed and sent to Central Washington Concrete in Ephrata for treatment.

Additional soil and groundwater sampling was conducted in 1992. Unleaded gasoline was found in samples from some of the groundwater monitoring wells. In 1995, a system was installed to treat soil and groundwater, and sampling continued through August 2005. By 2005, groundwater no longer contained contaminants at levels that exceeded state standards.

An environmental covenant was placed on the property in October 2007 because soil contamination remains on the site. This covenant restricts how the land may be used and prevents activities that might interfere with the integrity of the cleanup action. An asphalt, concrete and compacted gravel surface serves as a cap over contaminated soil to eliminate exposure pathways.

    No additional cleanup actions are required. However, the property owner is responsible for continuing to inspect the site and make sure the surface cover is maintained. 

    Periodic reviews

    Ecology visits the site every five years to ensure the cleanup still remains intact and that human health and the environment are protected. We have completed three periodic reviews for Short Stop Fuel and found no issues.

    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.

    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 #: 1224783
    County Recording Date: 10/12/2007


    • Prohibit Soil Disturbance

    Restricted Media

    • Soil
    Legal 1
    Document Title Document Date Document Type
    Restrictive Covenant 1224783 - Short Stop Fuel 10/12/2007 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
    Technical Reports 3
    Document Title Document Date Document Type
    Third Periodic Review: Short Stop Fuel 9/13/2023 Periodic Review (5 Year)
    Periodic Review: Short Stop Fuel Site 3/21/2018 Periodic Review (5 Year)
    Periodic Review Short Stop Fuel 2013 4/18/2013 Periodic Review (5 Year)
    Voluntary Cleanup Program 1
    Document Title Document Date Document Type
    Short Stop Fuel VCP NFA letter 11/2/2007 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

    • Eastern Regional Office
      N 4601 Monroe St
      Spokane, 99205-1265
      Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

    Contaminants 1

    Contaminant Type
    Surface Water
    Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Other C 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.