Cascade Pole Inc McFarland

Facility Site ID: 1385 Cleanup Site ID: 723

Site Description

The Cascade Pole cleanup site is located at 1503 Marine Drive, at the north end of the Port of Olympia peninsula in Olympia. From 1957 to 1986, the Cascade Pole Company operated a wood-treating facility on property leased from the Port of Olympia. Before then, several other wood-treating businesses operated at the site.

Cascade Pole operated a wood treatment plant on the site from the 1930s to the 1980s.  Creosote, a mixture of several different chemicals used to preserve wood, was released to the environment during the plant’s operation. Soil and groundwater were contaminated as a result.
 
The Port has been working on cleaning up the Cascade Pole site for several years. Ecology and Cascade Pole entered into a legal agreement in 1990 to begin cleaning up pollution at the site. Since that time, the Port of Olympia has taken over responsibility for the cleanup.  Ecology and the Port have entered into several legal agreements to continue with cleanup efforts. Ecology is amending the most recent legal agreement (an agreed order) to include new cleanup actions.
 
The Port has taken several interim (partial) cleanup actions to contain much of the contamination.  Ecology continues to work with the Port to make progress on the site cleanup. For a detailed history of the site cleanup and Agreed Orders with the Port, see the links below. For more site documents, click on the "View Electronic Documents" link in the bar on the right.

Current Status

The port conducted an interim (partial cleanup) action to remove and cover contaminated soil in the North Point area during 2010. 

In early 2012, the port installed a new system to treat contaminated groundwater from the site. The old system for treating contaminated groundwater began operating in 1993 and needed to be replaced. Long-term monitoring is continuing at the site.

You can review documents for the most recent monitoring reports using the links below. For more site documents, click on the "View Electronic Documents" link in the bar on the right.

Public Involvement Opportunities

Ecology wants to keep you involved! You will have the chance to review and comment on key documents during the investigation process. Documents can be found on this web site and at the repository locations listed to the right as they become available.

Legal 11
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Evaluation of Groundwater Improvements to Groundwater extraction System 4/29/2019 Agreed Order
Cascade Pole Amended Agreed Order 2 753 2010 6/21/2010 Agreed Order Amendment
Cascade Pole Amendment No. 1 to AO DE 00TCPSR-753 7/3/2004 Agreed Order Amendment
Cascade Pole Agreed Order 00TCPSR-753 2000 4/11/2000 Agreed Order
Cascade Pole Agreed Order DE 97TC-S417 4/24/1998 Agreed Order
Cascade Pole Consent Decree 8/8/1996 Consent Decree
In the Matter of Remedial Action by: Cascade Pole Company 11/12/1992 Enforcement Order
Cascade Pole Enforcement Order Amendment 2 2/22/1991 Enforcement Order Amendment
Cascade Pole Enforcement Order Amendment 6/13/1990 Enforcement Order Amendment
Cascade Pole Consent Decree 5/15/1990 Consent Decree
Cascade Pole Order 10/16/1989 Agreed Order
Public Information 6
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Cascade Pole Flyer for 2012 Canoe Journey Landing 6/4/2012 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Cascade Pole IAWP and SEPA Comment Period Responsiveness Summary 7/30/2010 Responsiveness Summary
Cascade Pole Interim Action June 2010 5/10/2010 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Cascade Pole Public Participation Plan 4/1/2010 Public Participation Plan
Cascade Pole Fact Sheet Agreed Order Amendment Proposed 6/1/2004 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Cascade Pole Focus Sheet 8/1/2001 Focus Sheet
State Environmental Policy Act 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Cascade Pole SEPA DNS 5/10/2010 SEPA Documents
Cascade Pole SEPA DNS 6/1/2004 SEPA Documents
Technical Reports 60
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Cascade Pole Co - NPDES Noncompliance Notification 1/18/2023 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Groundwater Quality Results Dry Season 2021 Long-Term Groundwater Compliance Monitoring 3/7/2022 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Cascade Pole Inc. McFarland - Groundwater Monitoring Report April 2020 through March 2021 7/1/2021 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Cascade Pole Inc Mcfarland - Groundwater Monitoring Report April 2019-March 2020 7/30/2020 Groundwater Monitoring Report
2020 Cathodic Protection Plan 7/27/2020 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Second half groundwater monitoring report 4/3/2020 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Cathodic Protection 1/2/2020 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Biological Opinion 1/2/2020 Remedial Investigation Report
Expanded Extraction System 1/2/2020 Operation and Maintenance Plan
Shoreline Containment Wall Investigation 1/2/2020 Remedial Investigation Report
HolBrook/KGY soil investigation report 1/2/2020 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Cathodic Protection Report 12/31/2019 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Deep Aquifer Hydrogelogy 12/6/2019 Remedial Investigation Report
April 2018 to March 2019 Long Term Groundwater Monitoring Data 8/6/2019 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Groundwater Monitoring Report April 2018 through March 2019 Cascade Pole Site 8/6/2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Dry Season 2018 Long Term Groundwater Monitoring Report 9/27/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Groundwater Monitoring Report April 2017 through March 2018 9/14/2018 Groundwater Monitoring Report
2017 Dry season groundwater monitoring report 1/23/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2017 dry season groundwater monitoring report 1/23/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2017 dry season groundwater monitoring report 1/23/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Dry Season 2017 Long-Term Compliance Monitoring 1/23/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Dry Season 2017 Long-Term Compliance Monitoring 1/23/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2017 Sediment Quality Report 1/5/2018 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2017 Cathodic Protection Test Results 8/4/2017 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Sediment RI Data 7/14/2017 Remedial Investigation Report
April 2016 through March 2017 Groundwater Monitoring Report 7/7/2017 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Sediment RI Report 7/5/2017 Remedial Investigation Report
Sediment RI Data 6/1/2017 Remedial Investigation Report
Dry Season 2016 Long Term Groundwater Monitoring Results 12/29/2016 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
April 2015 March 2016 Groundwater monitoring Report 8/18/2016 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Sheet Pile Wall Cathodic Protection Inspection Report 6/30/2016 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2015 Cathodic Protection Annual Testing 8/5/2015 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Groundwater Monitoring Report, April 2014 through March 2015 7/31/2015 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Dry Season 2014 Long Term Complaince Monitoring 1/27/2015 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
April 2013 - March 2014 Groundwater monitoring Report 6/6/2014 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2012 Sediment Quality Monitoring Data 1/16/2014 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Groundwater Monitoring Report April 2012 Through March 2013 10/4/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2012-2013 long term groundwater monitoring 10/3/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2013 Cathodic Protection Report for the Containment Sheet Pile Wall 10/1/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
October 2012 long-term compliance monitoring 9/9/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2012 Corrected Sediment Performance Monitoring 4/29/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Coirrected Sediment Quality Monitoring Results 4/23/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
2012 Final Sediment Monitoring 9/20/2012 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Groundwater Monitoring Report April 2011 through March 2012 7/22/2012 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Engineering Design Report/Summary of Capping and Stormwater Management System 6/21/2012 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Corrosion Protection Testing for Sheet Pile Wall 5/14/2012 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Cathodic Protection Inspection, Shoreline Containment Wall 4/16/2012 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
August 2011 Groundwater Monitoirng 12/15/2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Groundwater Monitoring Report, February 2010 Through May 2011 12/15/2011 Groundwater Monitoring Report
North Point Compliance Monitoring Report 7/12/2011 Interim Action Documents
Cascade Pole Groundwater Treatment Plant Engineering Design Report 7/1/2010 Engineering Design Report
Cascade Pole Interim Action Work Plan North Point/Phase III 4/26/2010 Interim Action Documents
Cascade Pole Cleanup Actions - Historical and Proposed 1/1/2010 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Cascade Pole Timeline 11/1/2009 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Cleanup Action Plan Cascade POle Company Site Sediments Operable Unit 4/11/2000 Cleanup Action Plan
Cadcade Pole/Olympia/Proposed Cutoff Wall and Storm Drain Remediation 3/1/1999 Remedial Action Report
Cascade Pole/Olympia-Soil Exploration Program to Determine the Depth to Aquitard 2/8/1999 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Cascade Pole/Olympia-Shoreline Area Investigation 4/22/1997 Remedial Investigation Report
Remedial Investigation for Sediment 1/22/1993 Remedial Investigation Report
Cascade Pole/Olympia-Supplemental Site Investigation, Volume II 7/10/1992 Remedial Investigation 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 6

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Other Contaminant - Base/Neutral/Acid Organics C C
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified C C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Phenolic Compounds C C C
Halogenated Organics - Dioxins/Furans C C C R
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons C C C R
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.