Wenatchee Cemetery
1804 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801


The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is proposing to remove the Wenatchee Cemetery Site, located at 1804 N Western Ave, Wenatchee,  Washington, from its Hazardous Sites List.  The Hazardous Sites List is a statewide list of contaminated properties.  The Site is currently ranked a “5” 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 Wenatchee Cemetery (NFA) and the Wenatchee Cemetery Data Gap Investigation 
  • Send your comments to Ecology for consideration.  Comments will be accepted November 8, 2017, through December 8, 2017

To request ADA accommodation for disabilities, or printed materials in a format for the visually impaired, call Ecology at (509) 454-7834 or visit http://www.ecy.wa.gov/accessibility.html. Persons with impaired hearing may call Washington Relay Service at 711. Persons with speech disability may call TTY at (877) 833-6341.  


The Site is located in a residential area in the north end of Wenatchee.

In June 1999, two underground storage tanks (USTs) were removed from the site. The USTs consisted of one 300-gallon diesel tank and one 300-gallon gasoline tank. A visual inspection of the tanks found them to be in good condition with no observable holes.

Eight soil samples were collected during the initial tank excavation from beneath the USTs and from the stockpiled soil.  Sample results indicated diesel contamination in soils exceeding MTCA Method A cleanup levels. The contaminated soil was left in place. There is no record of remediation or removal of the soil.

In 2009, the Site was added to Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List with a ranking of “5”.  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 2016, Ecology hired a contractor to do some additional testing of soil and groundwater at the cemetery.  Our updated sampling did not detect contamination in site soil or groundwater at levels above state cleanup standards.

Based on environmental sampling, Ecology has determined the site does not pose a threat to human health or the environment.  Ecology made a No Further Action determination in April 2017.  The Site was removed from the Hazardous Sites List in December 2017. 

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.


Map showing site location as Chelan County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 39838199

Cleanup Site ID: 6028

Wenatchee, Chelan County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Document Repositories:

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