Anacortes Port

A PUGET SOUND INITIATIVE site - Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound.

Interim Action Cleanup
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The Cap Sante Marine Site was acquired by the Port of Anacortes (Port) in 1956 and operated as a boat yard, marina support area, and offshore fueling facility. From the late 1970s to 2007, Cap Sante Marine, Ltd. occupied the northern portion of the Site and continued to supply marine services. In the early 1980s, fuel was observed seeping from an underground storage tank (UST) into the waters of Fidalgo Bay next to the Site. Fuel was recovered and the seepage was stopped. In 1985, the Port replaced the then-existing USTs with new tanks; however, petroleum contaminated soils were not removed. In 2004 and 2005, the Port further inspected the degree of the site contamination. Findings revealed that a fan-shaped contaminated area around the former USTs was impacting soil and groundwater. In 2007, USTs, supply lines, and 9,888 cubic yards of contaminated soil were removed during an Interim Action.


Currently there are two areas where isolated contaminated soil remains, approximately 1,100 cubic yards in the Cap Sante Lease Area and 700 cubic yards in the Fisherman’s Work Area and Parking Lot of the Site. The Port is working with Ecology to address the remaining cleanup in the actions outlined in the draft cleanup action plan.

Ecology invited the public to comment on the draft Consent Decree, draft Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS), draft Cleanup Action Plan (CAP), and draft Public Participation Plan for the Site through June 30, 2013.


A selection of documents are listed below. Additional electronic document pertaining to the the site can be found under the "View Electronic Documents" link located in the right hand column. Click on the Fact Sheets for more details.



Map showing site location as Skagit County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 67532227

Cleanup Site ID: 1678

Anacortes, Skagit County

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

Arianne Fernandez
Project Lead
(360) 407-7209

Document Repositories:

300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503