EPA Science Inventory

CHARACTERIZATION AND FATE OF PAH-CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS AT THE WYCKOFF/EAGLE HARBOR SUPERFUND SITE

Citation:

Brenner*, R C., V. S. Magar, J. A. Ickes, J. E. Abbott, S. A. Stout, E. A. Crecelius, AND L. S. Bingler. CHARACTERIZATION AND FATE OF PAH-CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS AT THE WYCKOFF/EAGLE HARBOR SUPERFUND SITE. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 36(12):2605-2613, (2002).

Description:

Eagle Harbor is a shallow marine embayment of Bainbridge Island, WA and formerly the site of the Wyckoff wood-treatment facility. The facility became operational in the early 1900s and used large quantities of creosote in its wood-treating processes. Creosote percolated through the soil to the groundwater table, which in turn seeped into Eagle Harbor from the south shore of the embayment. This on-going seepage has resulted in substantial accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in the harbor sediments over time. The site was partially capped in high concentration areas to control PAH migration into the water column and surrounding sediments. However, residual surface sediment contamination remains. This investigation focused on the monitored natural recovery (MNR) of the PAH contaminated sediments at this site not covered by the cap.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/16/2002
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record ID: 65366

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS MANAGEMENT BRANCH