Jackpot Food Mart 056
500 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352-4421

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD MAY 21, 2021-JUNE 21, 2021

Ecology (Ecology) is proposing to remove the Jackpot Food Mart 056 Site, located at 500 George Washington Way in Richland, from its Hazardous Sites List. The Hazardous Sites List is a statewide list of contaminated properties. The Site is currently ranked a “2” on the list. A rank of “1” is the highest level of concern compared to other sites on the list and a rank of “5” is the lowest.

Ecology is asking for your comments on the proposed removal of the Site from the Hazardous Sites List.

You are invited to:

•  Review the Jackpot Food Mart 056 No Further Action letter dated July 29, 2020

•  Send your comments to Ecology for consideration. Comments will be accepted May 21, 2021 through June 21, 2021

Ecology has determined the site no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment. Therefore, Ecology has issued a determination of No Further Action and has recommended removing the site from the Hazardous Sites List.


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SITE DESCRIPTION

The Site is a gas station and a convenience store. In 1990, three underground storage tanks (USTs) and piping were removed. Soil samples taken during the excavation showed total petroleum contamination. Subsequent sampling showed petroleum contamination in groundwater as well.

The Site is currently on Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List with a ranking of “2”. Sites on the Hazardous Sites List are a priority for Ecology, and have completed a Site Hazard Assessment (SHA). An 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.


CLEANUP ACTIVITIES

Air sparging and vaper extraction systems were installed at this Site, resulting substantial reduction of contaminants. Remedial activities were suspended in 2008 when the property was sold and these systems are reportedly not in use at this time. 

Soil and groundwater sampling conducted between 2013 and 2020 have demonstrated that contamination is no longer present. Ecology has determined the site no longer poses and threat to human health or the environment. Ecology has issued a determination of No Further Action and has recommended removing the site from the Hazardous Sites List.


 

Map showing site location as Benton County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 38214358

Cleanup Site ID: 5992

Location:
Richland, Benton County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
MAY 21, 2021 - JUNE 21, 2021

Contacts:
Frank Winslow
Site Manager
(509) 454-7835

Rhonda Luke
Public Involvement Coordinator
(509) 454-7838


Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009
(509)575-2027