PESTICIDE LAB (YAKIMA)
WASHINGTON
EPA ID# WAD120513957
EPA Region 10
Yakima County
Yakima

4th Congressional District

Other Names: USDA - Yakima Agriculture Research Lab Pesticide Pit - Yakima
Last Update: April, 2010

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The Pesticide Lab (Yakima) is an agricultural research laboratory that covers approximately 40 acres in Yakima, Washington. The site is leased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Over the years, wastes from the pesticide storage/formulation/mixing facility were discharged into a septic tank disposal system at the site. Approximately 10,000 people live within one mile of the site, and about 60,000 people use the groundwater for drinking water.

Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through Federal actions.

NPL Listing HistoryDates
Proposed Date:12/30/1982
Removed Date:
Withdrawal Date:
Final Date:09/08/1983
Deleted Date:09/01/1993


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Media Affected: Groundwater
A drain pipe connecting the septic system and the storage building could have posed a threat to groundwater. People who ingested or came into direct contact with potentially contaminated groundwater may have been at risk.


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Since the Pesticide Lab (Yakima) site is an active facility, it was addressed under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). A sampling program to determine the extent of groundwater and soil contamination at the site began in 1990. Results of the sampling indicated that an on-site septic tank and drain line had to be removed. These items were removed by USDA in 1992.

The site was deleted from the NPL on September 1, 1993.



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SITE MANAGER(S):Sean Sheldrake
E-MAIL ADDRESS:sheldrake.sean@epa.gov
PHONE NUMBER:206-553-1220
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COORDINATOR:Washington Department of Ecology
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