Go East Corp Landfill
4330 108th St SE, Everett, WA 98208

ONLINE PUBLIC MEETING JUNE 18, 2020

Join us for an online public meeting about the proposed cleanup at this site, ask questions, and learn about the cleanup process.
 
Ecology is not hosting in-person public meetings due to the COVID-19 Response. Documents for review will be available online only. If you need access to a hard copy document or have other questions, please call 425-393-5679.

Ecología extendió el período de comentarios públicos hasta el 28 de junio de 2020 para el relleno sanitario Go East Corp. Únase a nosotros para una reunión pública en línea sobre la limpieza propuesta en este sitio, haga preguntas y aprenda sobre el proceso de limpieza. La reunión pública es el 18 de junio de 7 a 9 pm. Para intérprete de español, envíe un correo electrónico a coleman.miller@ecy.wa.gov antes de la reunión pública.

Register online at: https://bit.ly/2T1vhF8
To join by phone: 415-655-0001, access code 286 542 433 #


For questions or information in any other language please call Nancy Lui at 425-393-5679 or email nlui461@ecy.wa.gov prior to the meeting. Please indicate Go East Corp. Landfill public meeting in subject line of your message.


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD MAY 08, 2020-JUNE 28, 2020

Ecology has extended the public comment period to June 28, 2020.

We invite you to comment on the proposed Agreed Order, Interim Action Work Plan, and Public Participation Plan for the Go East Corp Landfill site (Site). The Agreed Order is a legal agreement between the Department of Ecology and P&GE, LLC that requires P&GE to comply with applicable requirements under Washington state cleanup regulations during landfill closure and development activities. The Site is located at 4330 108th Street, Everett, WA 98208. 

 

Draft Agreed Order, Draft Interim Action Work Plan, and Public Participation Plan Fact Sheet

Comments can be submitted to Ecology online or by mail:

 

Online:      http://swm.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=VfcB5

 

By mail:  
Alan Noell, Site Manager
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452


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PERIODO DE COMENTARIOS: 8 DE MAYO – 28 DE JUNIO DE 2020

Ecología extendió el período de comentarios públicos hasta el 28 de junio de 2020 para el relleno sanitario Go East Corp.

El Departamento de Ecología del Estado de Washington y P&GE se entrarán en una orden acordada para el relleno sanitario Go East Corp (Sitio). El Sitio está ubicado en 4330 108th Street, Everett, WA 98208 (Propiedad). Lo invitamos a comentar sobre un acuerdo legal propuesto, el Plan de Acción Provisional de Trabajo, y un plan de participación pública que requiera que P&GE, LLC (P&GE) cumpla con los requisitos aplicables según las regulaciones de limpieza del estado de Washington durante el cierre de rellenos sanitarios y actividades de desarrollo en el Sitio. Para obtener más información en español, comuníquese con Coleman Miller al 509-454-4246 o por correo electrónico a  preguntas@ecy.wa.gov.


Boletín Informativo del Sitio del Relleno Sanitario Go East Corp para el Período de Comentarios Públicos sobre el Borrador de la Orden Acordada, el Plan de Acción Provisional de Trabajo y el Plan de Participación Publica


Para someter comentarios en español,visite:
//swm.ecology.commentinput.com/id=VfcB5&lang=SP


NEXT STEPS FOR CLEANUP

After the public comment period:

  • Ecology will finalize the Agreed Order, Interim Action Work Plan, and Public Participation Plan after the public comment period ends. Ecology will review and consider all comments received and respond accordingly. Ecology will make appropriate revisions (if any) to the draft documents.
  • P&GE will implement the Interim Action Work Plan in summer/fall of 2020.
  • P&GE will prepare a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for Ecology review and approval and then initiate the remedial investigation activities.
  • P&GE will prepare a draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Report and a preliminary Draft Cleanup Action Plan. Ecology will review the preliminary Draft Cleanup Action Plan and prepare the Draft Cleanup Action Plan for public review following the landfill closure.
  • The next opportunity for public comment will be when the draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Report and Draft Cleanup Action Plan are complete.


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SITE LOCATION

The Site is generally located at 4330 108th Street SE, Everett, Washington. The Site is located in unincorporated Snohomish County within the Silver Lake neighborhood south of Everett.


Tree stumps from the landfill fire
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SITE HISTORY

The 40.9-acre Property sits atop the Vashon advance outwash sand formation, which outcrops where steep slopes are present on the east side of the Property. The Vashon advance outwash sand formation is underlain by low-permeability silt deposits referred to as the pre-Vashon lacustrine silt unit. The pre-Vashon lacustrine silt unit is estimated to be at least 110 feet thick beneath the Property.

In 1969, a conditional use permit was issued for sand excavation. Sand was excavated from a ravine on the northern part of the Property and used as construction fill for nearby construction projects. 

Rekoway, Inc. purchased the Property on February 1, 1972 and operated the landfill until 1980. Rekoway obtained a 10-year conditional-use permit from Snohomish County on March 8, 1972 to excavate sand and gravel and to operate a landfill by reclaiming the excavation area with solid waste. The permit authorized the disposal of “wood, mineral, and concrete solid materials, but not garbage or putrescibles.” In 1974-75, Rekoway was approved to accept “cardboard, pallets, large parcel wrappings, shredded paper, and warehousing waste material.” 

In 1974, Rekoway accepted approximately 200 cubic yards of baghouse dust containing magnesium, phosphate, and aluminum dust into the landfill. A fire resulted from the oxidation of the buried metal dusts. The material was excavated, spread on the ground, and extinguished, and thereafter covered with soil. Partially burned trees and stumps caused a landfill fire in November 1976 that persisted through 1979. Snohomish Health District suspended the landfill permit in November 1977.

Go East Corporation conditionally purchased the Property in 1979 and requested reinstatement of the landfill permit to allow additional filling to level the landfill area for future development. Snohomish Health District issued a permit to operate a wood waste landfill on November 2, 1979. The permit expired on September 18, 1982. Go East Corporation stopped accepting waste in the summer of 1983 when Snohomish County issued a stop work order. Another landfill fire began in October 1983 and burned out by January 1986.

Snohomish Health District prepared a Site Hazard Assessment under MTCA on May 14, 2004. The assessment recommended that the future residential development of the Property include and implement a landfill closure plan as proposed in 1999. Subsequently, Snohomish Health District issued a No Further Action letter on June 1, 2004 with confirmation from Ecology.

P&GE acquired the Property from Go East Corporation in May 2009.

Ecology prepared an initial investigation field report on June 13, 2019 based on available information. The report indicates that metals (commonly associated with anaerobic reducing conditions) were detected at concentrations exceeding MTCA cleanup levels in three groundwater samples collected from monitoring wells in 2009. The report also indicates that elevated concentrations of metals were detected in surface water samples collected from a stream that originates at the base of the landfill’s northeastern slope. Additionally, the report refers to the alleged observation of partially buried drums by a third party, although this finding has not been confirmed by follow-up investigations. Based on information presented in the initial investigation field report, Ecology rescinded the 2004 No Further Action letter on June 18, 2019 and issued an Early Notice Letter on September 9, 2019. The Site is listed on Ecology’s Confirmed and Suspected Contaminated Sites List.


LANDFILL WASTE CHARACTERIZATION

The landfill permit requires P&GE to collect soil samples from the wedge area (aka, interim action area) to characterize the waste prior to construction. P&GE excavated test pits within the wedge area in June 2019 and collected soil samples in accordance with the landfill closure plan. Although concentrations of oil-range petroleum hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exceeded MTCA soil cleanup levels in some samples, the concentrations do not preclude disposal of waste from the wedge area into the final landfill boundary. The Interim Action Work Plan summarizes the waste characterization activities, and describes additional landfill-permit-required waste characterization prior to construction.


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LANDFILL CLOSURE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS

P&GE plans to redevelop the Property by consolidating and closing the landfill, and then developing the 97-parcel Bakerview Plat Subdivision on portions of the property that are beyond the final landfill boundary. The landfill closure plan includes:

·         Reducing the landfill area from 9.6 acres to 6.8 acres by excavating the wedge area and any associated contaminated soil, and then consolidating the waste within the final landfill boundary.

·         Collecting soil samples from the wedge area to characterize the waste prior to construction.

·         Constructing an engineered landfill cap, stormwater facilities, and a perimeter landfill gas control trench within the final landfill boundary.

P&GE will then subdivide the Property, construct a roadway, and provide infrastructure for 97 new residential parcels.  The final landfill area will be accessible to the general public.


AGENCIES WORKING TOGETHER

Snohomish Health District

Snohomish Health District issued a landfill permit for the closure of the Go East Corp Landfill in accordance with Chapter 173-350-400 of the Washington Administrative Code. The Health District’s approval of the Go East Landfill Closure Plan was affirmed by the state Pollution Control Hearings Board. Ecology supports the Health District but is not the regulatory agency for the landfill permit. Snohomish County Planning and Development Services

Snohomish County Planning and Development Services issued a land disturbing activity permit for the initial rough grading (including landfill closure activities), and will issue a second land disturbing activity permit for plat development.

Washington State Department of Ecology

Ecology grants Construction Stormwater General Permit from our Water Quality Program. Ecology is the lead regulatory agency for overseeing cleanup of the site under the Model Toxics Control Act


SITE DOCUMENTS

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Map showing site location as Snohomish County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 2708

Cleanup Site ID: 4294

Location:
Everett, Snohomish County

Status: Awaiting Cleanup   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
MAY 08, 2020 - JUNE 28, 2020

Contacts:
Alan Noell
Site Manager
(425) 649-7015

Tim O'Connor
Site Manager
(425) 649-7051

Coleman Miller
Information in Spanish
Información en español
(509) 454-4246

Nancy Lui
Public Involvement Coordinator
(425) 649-7117


Document Repositories:

Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, 98008-5452
(425)649-7190