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B&L Woodwaste FAQs - Construction Begins for Cleanup Actions at the B&L Woodwaste Site

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09-09-154July 2009
VIEW NOW B&L Woodwaste FAQs - Construction Begins for Cleanup Actions at the B&L Woodwaste Site (Number of pages: 11) (Publication Size: 721KB)
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Author(s) Meg Bommarito
Description The B& L Woodwaste landfill was used from the mid 1970’s until the early 1980’s. Woodwaste, mixed with soil and Asarco slag (byproduct of smelting operations), originating from log sort yards in Commencement Bay were taken to this site for disposal. The Asarco slag leached arsenic into the soils and groundwater. In 1992, Ecology issued an Enforcement Order requiring Asarco, Inc. and other responsible parties (Murray Pacific, Louisiana-
Pacific and Executive Bark) to take actions to clean up the contamination. Several cleanup actions were taken on the site from 1992 to present. In 2008, the Ecology entered into a Consent Decree with Murray Pacific to begin implementing further cleanup actions at the site.

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Keywords cleanup, contamination, arsenic, Asarco
FACILITY SITE Facility Site ID: 1203