Interstate 82 Exit 33A Yakima City Landfill
Interstate 82, Yakima, WA 98901

SITE DESCRIPTION

The Site is an old City of Yakima Landfill located in the south-east comer of the former Boise Cascade log yard, next to exit 33A off of Interstate 82.  The landfill was closed circa 1972. 

In 1996, the Department of Transportation began building an off ramp from Interstate 82 (exit 33A). During construction, the old landfill was "rediscovered". Testing of the soil/garbage near the groundwater in the landfill detected diesel and heavy oil range TPH.

In May 1997, Yakima Health District conducted a Site Hazard Assessment which included sampling down-gradient groundwater.  Lead and chromium were found above cleanup levels.

After a Site Hazard Assessment, the Site was ranked a “5” on the Hazardous Sites List. The Hazardous Sites List is a statewide list of contaminated properties.  Sites can be ranked from a “1” to “5”.  A rank of “1” is the highest level of environmental concern compared to other sites on the List, and a rank of “5” is the lowest.


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Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 1927

Cleanup Site ID: 3853

Location:
Yakima, Yakima County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology


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Union Gap, 98903-0009
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