Crop King Woods Industries
1 E King, Yakima, WA 98901

The Crop King Woods Industries site (site) is part of the larger Yakima Railroad Area (YRRA).  The YRRA is about six square miles in size and includes parts of the cities of Yakima and Union Gap, centered on the railroad/industrial corridor of the greater Yakima area. Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contaminates the YRRA groundwater.

Crop King Woods Industries Site
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Crop King, formally known as Woods Industries, Inc., processed pesticides at a facility at One East King Street in Yakima.  Pesticide formulation occurred from approximately 1938 until 1985.  This site is located within the city limits of Yakima on King Street, along the railroad tracks, west of North First Street.  The site covers approximately four acres.  Land use in the vicinity is primarily industrial.  PCE, DDT, DDE, Lindane, and Aldrin are chemicals used in the formulation of pesticides.  Site evaluation showed the presence of these chemicals in the soil and groundwater.


In 1985, preliminary soil analysis indicated high concentrations of DDT, DDE, Lindane, and Aldrin.  At which time, remedial efforts began under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) oversight.  Please refer to the Electronic Documents or make a public records request for further information on the EPA lead cleanup.

The RI/FS showed Perchloroethylene (PCE) in groundwater.  Further investigation detected PCE in the soil around the former sump area.  Remedial efforts addressed the soil, leaving questions concerning PCE in groundwater.

The property has a covenant on the site restricting the land use, groundwater use, and soil excavation.  With filed restrictions and recent groundwater data, the site no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment.

In February 2019, the site was removed from the Hazardous Sites List.


As a solvent, PCE uses vary from nail polish remover to dry cleaning and degreasing.  Household items may contain PCE as it is used to make other chemicals.  PCE can enter your body from the air, water, or soil.  PCE exposure may harm the nervous system, liver, kidneys, and reproductive system, and may be harmful to unborn children.  If you are exposed to PCE, you may be at a higher risk of getting certain types of cancer.

More information about potential sources of PCE and associated health risks can be found here.



Map showing site location as Yakima County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 460

Cleanup Site ID: 3755

Yakima, Yakima County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009