1408 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Soil Cap Area - from the northwest. Photo by J Newschwander, Ecology.
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The Glacier Park Budget Fuel East site served as a bulk fuel storage facility. Facilities at the Site included aboveground storage tanks, a pump house, a warehouse/office building, and an unloading rack for receiving product from rail cars. The facilities were removed in 1990. The Site was used in 1992 as a staging area to store equipment and soil associated with bridge construction on U.S. Highway 2 over the Wenatchee River. In addition, the City of Leavenworth places snow from road plowing activities on the Site.

The Site is currently on Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List with a ranking of “1”.  Sites on the Hazardous Sites List are a priority for Ecology, and have completed a Site Hazard Assessment (SHA).  A SHA provides information about the environmental risk of the Site. Risk is based on the amount of contaminants, how toxic they are, and how easily they can come in contact with people and the environment.  Sites are ranked relative to each other on a scale of “1” to “5”; with a rank of “5” being the lowest.


In 2001, BNSF and Chevron entered into an Agreed Order with Ecology.  The Agreed Order selected contamination isolation and groundwater monitoring as the cleanup action for the Site.  A soil cap was placed over portions of the property to isolate contaminated soils.  Approximately 10 feet of soil was imported to bring the site up to the grade of the surrounding roadway.  Five monitoring wells were installed and quarterly groundwater monitoring was initiated at the site. Groundwater monitoring continues to reveal the presence of gasoline-range petroleum hydrocarbons and benzene concentrations exceeding MTCA Method A cleanup levels.  Groundwater monitoring continues at the site. 

Since groundwater samples continue to reveal petroleum contamination exceeding state cleanup levels, it has been determined that the isolation and monitoring plan has been ineffective. Further investigation is needed to determine the best options to move forward with contamination cleanup.


Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment.

Results of December 2008 Periodic Review

The property is currently vacant, and the soil cap appears to be in excellent condition.  Soils with petroleum hydrocarbon concentrations higher than MTCA Method A cleanup levels are still present.  However, the cap continues to prevent human exposure to contamination by ingestion and direct contact with soils.  An Environmental Covenant is necessary to restrict use of soil and groundwater at the site and to ensure that the integrity of the cap will be protected through maintaining the current use of the Site.



Map showing site location as Chelan County, WA SITE INFORMATION


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Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 349

Cleanup Site ID: 4234

Leavenworth, Chelan County

Status: Construction Complete-Performance Monitoring   Get definitions of Status terminology

Document Repositories:

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