Starr Road
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Contaminants from historic mining practices in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin washed downstream and settled in soil and sediment along some Spokane River beaches.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted studies of the mining contaminants in the Coeur d’Alene Basin and began a wide-spread cleanup of the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Superfund Site. As part of the EPA study and studies Ecology conducted, 9 beaches in Washington were cleaned up, including the Starr Road site.

This restoration area runs along the north bank of the Spokane River near the intersection of Starr and River roads close to the Idaho border.


The mining-related contaminants include arseniccadmiumlead and zinc.


Cleanup was completed in 2006. EPA in coordination with Ecology removed shoreline soils contaminated with lead, arsenic, zinc and cadmium. After contaminant removal, clean materials were placed on shoreline and upland areas. A pull-out parking area and footpath to the clean shoreline area were also created.

Ecology will conduct a periodic review at least every five years following site cleanup, as required by the Model Toxics Control Act. The purposes of the review are to evaluate site conditions and ensure the cleanup continues to protect human health and the environment.


Map showing site location as Spokane County, WA SITE INFORMATION


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Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 615198

Cleanup Site ID: 11577

Spokane, Spokane County

Status: Cleanup Complete-Active O&M/Monitoring   Get definitions of Status terminology

Brendan Dowling
Site Manager
(509) 329-3611

Erika Beresovoy
Public Involvement Coordinator
(509) 329-3546

Document Repositories:

Eastern Regional Office
N 4601 Monroe St
Spokane, 99205-1265