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1 1 US Environmental Protection Agency Federal On-Scene Coordinator Report Regional Response Team/Northwest Area Committee (RRT/NWAC) Meeting Hood River, OR October 25, 2012

2 2 OREGON EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND REMOVAL ACTIONS

3 3 Automobilia Oil Release, Scappose Oil Change/Car Wash Facility Sump pump failed, service area flooded with oily water Operator directed employees to pump to nearby city storm drain Estimated 1000 – 4000 gals oily water pumped to storm Storm drain discharges to Jackson Creek which enters Columbia Slough EPA Criminal Investigators evaluating

4 4 Boardman Creek Hydraulic Oil Release 3 releases of hydraulic oil from storm drain Release believed to originate in nearby service station EPA issued Pollution Removal Funding Agreement to Oregon DEQ to conduct cleanup EPA to take lead on assessment

5 5 North Ridge Estates Removal Action North Ridge Estates (NRE), Klamath Falls, OR. Residential subdivision built on the site of a former Marine base. Military structures containing ACM demolished and debris buried on site. Summer Asbestos abatement and demolition of Firing Range Annex Guard Shack. Concrete Asbestos Board with Chrysotile 3-25%. Roofing material Chrysotile 30-45%. Unrestricted access and weathering/deterioration posing threat of release from friable material

6 Pendleton Aluminum Phosphide Sep. 13, 2012, Pendleton Fire, Hermiston Hazmat responded to drum of spent Aluminum Phosphide Downwind businesses evacuated UPRR personnel exposed and reported to hospital EPA Technical Assistance requested – air sampling Responsible party over-packed and vented drum. Moved to remote location to continue reaction Responsible Party same as pesticide plant fire in July 2011 ODEQ and ODA follow-up 6

7 7 WASHINGTON EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND REMOVAL ACTIONS

8 8 Darigold Ammonia Release Dairy product facility in South Seattle Release of approximately 4000 lbs anhydrous ammonia from storage/distribution system Facility and nearby businesses closed, adjacent streets closed Concerns about management of response with Darigold engineers Seattle Fire/Hazmat entries EPA conducted air monitoring at facility perimeter and in community.

9 Pacific Producer Ammonia Release Fish processing vessel moored at Fishermans Terminal, Seattle Aug. 30, 2012, approximately 6000 lbs anhydrous ammonia released USCG AOR, Sector Seattle and Seattle Fire requested EPA technical assistance EPA conducted air monitoring at 3 locations during assessment and cleanup Low concentrations detected within 100 feet of vessel Liquid ammonia compromised responder boots Responsible Party hired cleanup contractor 9

10 10 East Pierce County Drum Site Report of 6 drums and various containers abandoned on road Ecology requested EPA removal assistance EPA performed air monitoring and hazard categorization EPA over-packed, transported and disposed of oil and latex paints

11 Young America Mine Time- Critical Removal Action Operated 1897 – 1953, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Gold 7-acre mine site across BLM and 4 private properties presently used for recreation East side of Lake Roosevelt, Columbia River Heavy Metal Contamination, Lead = 23,000 ppm Removed buildings, consolidated tailings in repository Install soil cap on repository, impoundment 11

12 12 IDAHO EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND REMOVAL ACTIONS

13 Avery Removal Action The site is a former railroad roundhouse and maintenance facility located on the St. Joe River. Petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs and PCBs. 4 property owners, FHWA, Potlatch Corp, Idaho Dept. of Lands, and private citizen 2012 EPA removal addressed:  71,000 tons of contaminated soil  million gals contaminated groundwater treated  80 tons of scrap metal recycled. Work to continue in 2013 to complete Potlatch property 13

14 14 Orofino Asbestos Removal Action Previously, 12,100 cubic yards of asbestos-contaminated soil and debris removed in 2010 and 2011 Repository built in 2011 to contain contaminated soil Repository retaining wall settled and integrity compromised EPA returns Aug to fix repository wall Another 16,860 cubic yards of contaminated soil under gravel cap on vacant lot.

15 15 QUESTIONS?


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