A Puget Sound Initiative site - Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound.

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The Everett Shipyard Site (Site) sits along Everett’s waterfront within the Port of Everett’s (Port) North Marina Redevelopment Project. From 1947 to 2009, ESY, Inc. (previously Everett Shipyard, Inc.) and its predecessors used the Site as a boat building, maintenance and repair facility. This included marine vessel repairs, tank evacuations, equipment disassembly, sandblasting, woodwork, metalwork, painting/coating and mechanical repairs. ESY, Inc. leased most of the upland portion of the Site.

Soil, groundwater and marine sediment samples tested from the 1980s to 2007 contained measurable levels of contaminants. Primary contaminants found in the uplands include metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), petroleum and marine paint additives such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Marine sediment samples were contaminated with various semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) including PAHs, tributyltin (TBT), other metals, PCBs and petroleum. 

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Site cleanup is complete

During in-water cleanup in 2014-2015, crews found several unexpected obstructions. Ecology ultimately determined the obstructions next to a bulkhead prevented full removal of contaminated sediment. Instead, the obstructed areas were capped with clean material, and future in-water activities will be limited to prevent recontamination of the Site.  Ecology and the PLPs seek to amend the Cleanup Action Plan (CAP) and Consent Decree (CD) for the Site to reflect changes to the cleanup approach, and invite public input from October 14 through November 12, 2016.

  • April 2008: Ecology enters into an Agreed Order (AO) with the Potentially Liable Persons (PLPs) – the Port of Everett and ESY, Inc.
  • November 2008: The Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) work plan is finalized and approved.
  • December 2008-April 2009: Initial RI data (soil, groundwater and sediment samples) are gathered.
  • February-March 2011: A draft RI/FS and draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) are released for a 30-day public review and comment.
  • May-June 2011: The final RI/FS is released in May, followed by the response to public comments on the draft RI/FS in June.
  • November-December 2011: The Proposed Consent Decree (CD), draft Cleanup Action Plan (CAP) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Non-Significance are released for public review and comment. The response to public comments is released in February 2012. See the “Summary to Public Comments” below under Site Documents.
  • 2012-2015: Upland and in-water cleanup is completed. From the uplands, about 17,000 tons of contaminated soil is removed and 8,400 tons of concrete and asphalt is recycled for use as road base. For in-water cleanup, about 11,00 cubic yards of sediment is dredged, and several derelict structures are removed and replaced by a new bulkhead.
  • October-November 2016: A draft Amendment to the CAP and draft Amendment to the CD are released for 30-day public review and comment.

    Additional information on the work accomplished to-date is provided below.


Additional electronic documents pertaining to the site can be found under the "View Electronic Documents" link located in the right column.

The documents below were available for public comment and review in Fall 2011.  The Summary Response to public comments received during the comment period is also available below.

October 14 - November 12, 2016 Public Comment Period Documents

Public Involvement Materials

Technical Documents


Map showing site location as Snohomish County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 2794

Cleanup Site ID: 3655

Everett, Snohomish County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Hun Seak Park
Site Manager
(360) 407-7189

Andy Kallus
Project Lead
(360) 407-7259

Document Repositories:

300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503