Barker Road North
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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 Barker Road North.

The site is on the north bank of the Spokane River, east of and next to the Barker Road Bridge.


The mining-related contaminants include arseniccadmiumlead and zinc.

Barker Road North Site Looking Across River Toward South Barker Road
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The cleanup was completed in 2012. Contaminated sediment was excavated and properly disposed. Remaining metals-contaminated soil was covered with a protective cap to limit exposure to humans and wildlife. The area was replanted with native riparian vegetation.

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: 11587

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