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Main Title Record of decision : Commencement Bay, Nearshore/Tideflats /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher The Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA ROD/R10-89/020
Stock Number PB90-178906
OCLC Number 22980182
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Environmental monitoring--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Marine pollution--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Hazardous waste sites--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay. ; Water, Underground--Pollution--Washington (State)--Commencement Bay
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Sites ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Tide flats(Washington) ; Heavy metals ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R10-89-020 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/27/2009
NTIS  PB90-178906 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The Commencement Bay Nearshore/Tideflats site is in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington at the southern end of the main basin of Puget Sound. Site contamination is the result of a long history of industrial activity in the area. More than 281 active industrial facilities are in the area and approximately 34 of those are NPDES permitted dischargers. Releases of hazardous substances to the marine environment have resulted in contamination of bottom sediment in the waterways of the Tideflats Industrial Area, and along the shoreline in the Nearshore Area. The Record of Decision represents two of six operable units for the site and will address source control and marine sediment contamination in the Nearshore/Tideflats environment. Eight problem areas are being addressed independently by this remedy. The remaining operable units will address remedial response to releases of hazardous substances associated with the Tacoma tar pits and the ASARCO Tacoma smelter. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the sediment are organics including PCBs and PAHs; and metals including arsenic, mercury, lead, and zinc.
"September 1989."