UNOCAL BULK PLANT 0885
333 6th Ave, Woodland, WA 98674

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD JULY 16, 2020-AUGUST 16, 2020

ECOLOGY PROPOSES REMOVING THE RESTRICTIVE (ENVIRONMENTAL) COVENANT

Ecology invites your comments on the draft Termination & Release of Restrictive Covenant for the Unocal Bulk Plant 0885 Site. The restrictive covenant limits the way the land is used to protect health and the environment. The Site is cleaned up and no further cleanup actions are needed. Ecology proposes removing the Restrictive Covenant no. 3160136 filed on September 22, 2002 for the Site.

The Site is located at 333 6th Street in Woodland (Cowlitz County parcel number 50680010). 

Supporting documents include:

After the comment period, we will review the comments. If there are no significant changes, the restrictive covenant will be removed for the Site. 

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SITE DESCRIPTION

The Site was a Unocal bulk fuel plant that began operations in 1926. The plant was used to store and distribute petroleum product. The plant included five above ground storage tanks, associated product delivery lines, and dispenser pumps. In 1992, the plant closed and all the structures were removed from the site.

As of 2020, the Site is open land. The land nearby is used for commerce, agriculture, and rural residences.


SITE CLEANUP

There were petroleum spills into the soil in 1985 and 1986, but most of the contamination was probably from normal plant operations. In 1992, the owner found gasoline- and diesel-range petroleum hydrocarbons, and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, an xylenes (BTEX) in soil and groundwater at the Site.

To clean it up, Unocal removed all the contaminated soil and treated the groundwater.

  • 1,060 cubic yards of contaminated soil were disposed off-site.
  • 224,000 gallons of groundwater were pumped and treated with activated carbon to remove contamination. 

By 2014, monitoring showed contamination in groundwater was consistently below state cleanup levels for at least a year. In 2015, Ecology issued a No Further Action letter to the owner because the Site was cleaned up and no more cleanup actions were needed. The site was cleaned up under the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

In 2020, the owner requested Ecology to remove the covenant from the property.


 


 

Map showing site location as Cowlitz County, WA SITE INFORMATION

Map

View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 1111

Cleanup Site ID: 3790

Location:
Woodland, Cowlitz County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
JULY 16, 2020 - AUGUST 16, 2020

Contacts:
Panjini Balaraju
Periodic Review Coordinator
(360) 407-6335

Nancy Davis
Public Involvement Coordinator
(360) 407-0067


Document Repositories:

Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503-1274
(360)407-6365