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Ketchikan Pulp Company

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Where you can find documents

Official records and other documents about the Ketchikan Pulp Company Superfund Site are at:

  • Ketchikan Public Library
    1110 Copper Ridge Lane
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
  • Juneau ADEC Office
    410 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 303
    Juneau, AK 99811
  • U.S. EPA Region 10 Library
    1200 Sixth Avenue, 1st Floor
    Seattle, WA 98101
    206 553-1289 or 1-800-424-4372
  • EPA Region 10 Superfund Records Center
    1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, ECL-076
    Seattle, WA 98101
    206-553-4494 or toll-free at 1-800-424-4372
    Please call for an appointment
 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be inspecting the environmental cleanup at the Ketchikan Pulp Company (KPC) Superfund Site as part of the site’s third Five-Year Review.  If you live close to the site, you may have information helpful to the review team. If you have anything you would like us to consider during our review, please contact Anne Christopher, EPA Project Manager at (206) 553-8293 or no later than June 30, 2015.

On this page:

The Ketchikan Pulp Company (KPC) site is located on the shoreline of Ward Cove, near Ketchikan, Alaska.  KPC formerly operated a pulp mill on the upland area and discharged to Ward Cove.  Contaminants in the upland area included lead, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), arsenic, and petroleum compounds. Contaminated soils were removed and EPA placed long-term controls on the property to restrict uses at the property to industrial uses. In the bottom sediments in Ward Cove, the contaminants are ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and 4-methylphenol. EPA dredged about three acres of sediments in Ward Cove, capped about 27 acres with a thin layer of clean material, and left another 50 acres of contaminated sediments to recover naturally. The upland and marine sediment cleanups were completed between 1998 and 2001. All remedies at the site are protective of human health and the environment.

Newsletters/Fact Sheets:

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 (, 1-800-424-4EPA
ADEC contact: William Janes, 907-465-5208

Marine Operable Unit (Ward Cove)
EPA contact: Karen Keeley ( - (206) 553-2141
ADEC contact: Bill Janes - (907) 465-5208

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