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Sumas Mountain Asbestos - Maps & Photos

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Sampling Locations and Results
2009 asbestos sampling locations (PDF) (1 page 251K)
Chrysotile Concentrations based on Soil and Sediment sampling (PDF) (1 page 258K)
Surface Water Asbestos Concentrations (PDF) (1 page 252K)

A map of northwest Whatcom County. Swift Creek is located near the town of Everson.
Site location map.
An aerial photo of the landslide on Sumas Mountain relative to the towns of Nooksack and Everson. The slide is about 1.7 miles upstream from the Swift Creek Asbestos Site.
Aerial photo showing site location.
An aerial photo of the landslide on Sumas Mountain. The slide area is about 1 mile in length.
Aerial photo of landslide on Sumas Mountain.
A photo showing the Oat Coles Bridge after dredging.
Goodwin Road Bridge - following 2008 dredging of Swift Creek.
Photo showing the Oat Coles Bridge after peak flow with water flowing almost to ground level.
Goodwin Road Bridge after peak flow - January 2009.
Photo showing Oat Coles Bridge with only a small amount of clearance compared to 2008 after dredging.
Goodwin Road Bridge after winter flooding - March 2009.
Photo of Swift Creek from above after high water.

Aerial photo of Swift Creek after high water - January 2009.
Photo of Swift Creek from above after high water.
Aerial photo of Swift Creek after high water - January 2009.
Photo of a flooded farm field.
Flood deposits on Sumas farm field - after January 2009 flooding.
Photo of a flooded farm field.
Flooded farm fields - January 2009.
Photo of a farm field with flood deposits on it.
Flood deposits on Sumas farm field - after January 2009 flooding.
Photo of a residential property containing a hammock with flood deposits on the ground below.
Residential property along Sumas with flood deposits from January 2009.
Photo showing deposits left from the Sumas river flooding and the high river in the distance.
Flooding from Sumas (river on left side) - January 2009.
Photo showing Swift Creek with the water approaching the top of the berms.
Swift Creek at high water - January 2009.
Photo of flood deposits on a
Flood deposit on Sumas residential yard - February 2009.
A photo showing stockpiles of dredged sediment 10 to 15 feet high along Swift Creek.
Stockpiled sediments along Swift Creek channel - 2005.
A photo showing the height of the dredge piles relative to a person standing in the creek bed.
The dredge piles reach 10-15 feet high in some areas - 2005.
A photo of Swift Creek. Stockpiles of dredged sediments can be seen along the banks in the distance.
Swift Creek channel between Goodwin and Oat Coles Roads before dredging - 2004.
A photo showing EPA staff collecting air samples during dust-generating activities, such as raking shown here.
EPA staff generate dust by raking and other activities and then collect air samples- Summer 2006.
Transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of actinolite asbestos fibers from the Swift Creek Asbestos Site.
Actinolite asbestos fiber from Swift Creek viewed in a Transmission Electron Microscope.
Transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of chrysotile asbestos fibers from the Swift Creek Asbestos Site.
Chrysotile asbestos fiber from Swift Creek viewed in a Transmission Electron Microscope.



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