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Yakima Railroad Area PCE Contamination: Groundwater Quality Performance Monitoring Data Summary 2017

 
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18-03-027July 2018
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Author(s) Marti, Pamela
Description In 2017, the Washington State Department of Ecology conducted semi-annual sampling of the Yakima Railroad Area (YRRA) groundwater monitoring network. The YRRA is a six-square-mile area located along the railroad corridor in the cities of Yakima and Union Gap. Groundwater within the project area is contaminated with tetrachloroethene (PCE). This contamination is attributed to numerous local sources. Since the YRRA was defined in 1991, cleanup activities have occurred at several of the source areas and appear to have been effective in reducing contaminant concentrations. The 2017 data confirm that PCE contamination continues to be detected throughout the project area. Concentrations have decreased at some of the identified source areas; however, high PCE concentrations are still detected at sites located in the central portion of the YRRA.
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Keywords Toxics Cleanup Program TCP, TCE, Yakima, groundwater monitoring, Yakima Railroad, YRRA, PCE, Model Toxic Control Act, toxics, toxic chemicals, wells, contaminant, cleanup, tetrachloroethylene, toxic cleanup site, railroad, perchloroethylene, perchloroethylene dry cleaners, dry cleaner, Yakima Railroad area, Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
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