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RECORD NUMBER: 888 OF 1357
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Commencement Bay/S. Tacoma, WA.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; National Technical Information Service,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Washington (State)--Pierce County.|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Cost analysis ; Substitutes ; Licenses ; Superfund program ; Solid waste management ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial action ; EPA region 10 ; Tacoma(Washington) ; Volatile organic compounds ; Liquid waste disposal|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Commencement Bay/Tacoma site is a 190-acre industrial/municipal landfill located in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. The landfill is operated by the City of Tacoma Refuse Utility and is surrounded primarily by residential development and open land, with some commercial and industrial development. Several utilities (i.e., sewer, water, and storm) pass through the site. An aquifer beneath the site provides drinking water to the Town of Fircrest and the City of Tacoma, both of which have wells near the landfill. The Tacoma landfill began operations in 1960, receiving only nonhazardous wastes and bulk waste. Although the landfill does not accept hazardous wastes for disposal, it did receive wastes in the 1960s and 1970s that have since been designated as hazardous substances. In 1983, investigations by EPA revealed the presence of hazardous compounds in the ground water and soil near the landfill. The primary contaminants affecting the ground water and surface water are VOCs including benzene, toluene, and xylenes. The selected remedial action for this site is given.
Additional title: Superfund record of decision: Commencement Bay/Tacoma, WA, first remedial action, final. "March 1988." "EPA/ROD/R10-88/016." PB89-206395.