CARNATION DAIRIES SPOKANE
444 W Cataldo Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD SEPTEMBER 08, 2020-OCTOBER 07, 2020

Site Proposed for Removal from the Hazardous Sites List

Ecology proposes to remove the Carnation Dairies site from the Hazardous Sites List, which includes all contaminated sites that have had their hazard ranked relative to other known contaminated sites in Washington. Sites are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 presenting the highest risk. In 2013, Ecology ranked this site a 5 due to lead, cadmium, and diesel contamination in soil. However, only the diesel contamination was related to Carnation Dairies’ operations. We issued a no further action opinion after contaminated soil was excavated and confirmation sampling showed soil meets state standards.

Submit comments online or by mail or email by 10/7 to:

Sandra Treccani, sandra.treccani@ecy.wa.gov
N. 4601 Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205-1265
Online comment form

Next steps

Ecology will review comments received during the comment period. We will remove the site from the Hazardous Sites List if no significant changes are made due to public comment. We will hold an online public meeting if 10 people request it.


SITE HISTORY

The property was used as a garage by Inland Northwest and Carnation dairies, and later for storage and parking after the structures were demolished and the City of Spokane acquired it.

Soil and perched groundwater contamination occurred due to leaks from above- and underground petroleum storage tanks at the garage. In 1989, releases from the underground tanks were discovered and 100 cubic yards of contaminated soil were excavated and stockpiled to allow contamination to volatilize. The building was demolished in 1999.

In 2013, Ecology ranked this site a 5 and added it to the Hazardous Sites List (HSL) due to lead, cadmium, and diesel contamination in soil. The HSL includes all contaminated sites that have had their hazard ranked relative to other known contaminated sites in Washington. Sites are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 presenting the highest risk. Only the diesel contamination was related to the dairies’ operations. The lead and cadmium were from former railroad activities at the Riverfront Park site and will be addressed during that cleanup.

In 2019, another 74.5 tons of petroleum-contaminated soil related to the aboveground tank were disposed off-site, and soil was resampled as part of the city's Spokane Sportsplex redevelopment project. Results showed contamination was below levels requiring further cleanup. In 2020, Ecology issued its no further action opinion and removed the site from the HSL.


 

Map showing site location as Spokane County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 16256288

Cleanup Site ID: 6550

Location:
Spokane, Spokane County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
SEPTEMBER 08, 2020 - OCTOBER 07, 2020

Contacts:
Sandra Treccani
Site Manager
(509) 329-3412

Erika Beresovoy
Public Involvement Coordinator
(509) 329-3546


Document Repositories:

Eastern Regional Office
N 4601 Monroe St
Spokane, 99205-1265
(509)329-3415