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Ketchikan Pulp Company

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The land formerly owned by the Ketchikan Pulp Company (KPC) in Ketchikan, Alaska, was contaminated with lead, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), arsenic, and petroleum compounds. Contaminated soils were removed and EPA placed long-term controls on the property to protect the cleanup. The bottom of Ward Cove was contaminated with ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and 4-methylphenol. EPA dredged about three acres of sediments in Ward Cove, capped about 27 acres with clean material, and left another 50 acres of contaminated sediments to recover naturally. The cleanups were completed between 1998 and 2001. All remedies at the site are protective of human health and the environment.


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Five-Year Reviews
Five-year reviews are conducted to ensure that remedial actions continue to be protective of human health and the environment. Two five-year reviews have been completed for this site.

Uplands Operable Unit (Mill Site)
EPA contact: Andrea Lindsay (lindsay.andrea@epa.gov), 1-800-424-4EPA
ADEC contact: William Janes, 907-465-5208


Marine Operable Unit (Ward Cove)
EPA contact: Karen Keeley (keeley.karen@epa.gov) - (206) 553-2141
ADEC contact: Bill Janes - (907) 465-5208


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