701 N 39th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

Front of facility - from the northwest. Photo by J Newschwander, Ecology.
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The Site operates as a senior care center.  When the Site was being considered for construction of senior care center an environmental site assessment was conducted.  It was determined that the Site had operated as an orchard for approximately 40 years, and was likely to contain residual pesticide contamination.  Soil sampling revealed pesticide contamination above MTCA cleanup levels. 


It was determined that on-site management of impacted soil would be the most appropriate remedial action.  In addition, material was contained under barriers such as asphalt pavement, concrete building slab, concrete sidewalk, and soil/vegetative cover. In February 2000, a restrictive covenant was recorded for the Site. 


Based upon cleanup activities performed and the recording of the restricitive covenant, Ecology has determined the site is no longer a threat to human health and the environmen.  The Site received a No Further Action determination in 2000.

You can find site documents by using the "View Electronic Documents" link in the bar on the right, or requesting information from the Central Regional Office public records coordinator.


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.

Periodic Review Results

Based upon the site visits, no repair, maintenance, or contingency actions have been required.

The cleanup actions completed at the Site is protective of human health and the environment.

Soil cleanup levels have not been met at the Site; however, the cleanup action is determined to comply with cleanup standards under WAC 173-340-740(6)(f), since the long-term integrity of the containment system is ensured and the requirements for containment technologies have been met. 
The restrictive covenant for the property is in place and will be effective in protecting public health and the environment from exposure to hazardous substances and protecting the integrity of the cleanup action.



Map showing site location as Yakima County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 37448244

Cleanup Site ID: 504

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