EPA ID# WAD040187890
EPA Region 10

4th Congressional District

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Last Update: May, 2010

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The Yakima Plating Company site covers two acres in Yakima, Washington. Since 1962, the company has electroplated bumpers for cars and other objects. Yakima Plating discharged wastewaters from its operations to an on-site drainfield from the beginning of plant operations. The plant operated under a state permit to discharge its wastewater from 1966-1977. In 1986, the EPA found contaminants in the groundwater. The site is located in a neighborhood of Yakima that includes light commercial and residential areas. Approximately 98,500 people within three miles of the site use groundwater as a source of drinking water. The nearest well is 225 feet from the company's drainfield. Groundwater and subsurface soils were contaminated with heavy metals.

Site Responsibility: This site has been addressed through federal actions.

NPL Listing HistoryDates
Proposed Date:06/24/1988
Removed Date:
Withdrawal Date:
Final Date:03/31/1989
Deleted Date:08/23/1994

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Media Affected: Groundwater
Groundwater contained low levels of heavy metals including copper, lead, and zinc. People may have been exposed to contaminants through ingestion of or direct contact with contaminated groundwater.

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Early Actions: In 1991, EPA funded and conducted an early action during which 2,500 cubic yards of contaminated surface and subsurface soil were excavated and disposed of off-site.

Long-term actions: As a result of the early action, in 1991 EPA selected a "no further action" remedy for the site. The site was deleted from the NPL on August 23, 1994.

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SITE MANAGER(S):Sean Sheldrake
E-MAIL ADDRESS:sheldrake.sean@epa.gov
PHONE NUMBER:206-553-1220
Information pertaining to this site is housed at the following location(s):
Yakima Valley Regional Library (Administrative Record)
102 North Third Street
Yakima, WA 98901