GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. (SPOKANE SHOP)
WASHINGTON
EPA ID# WAD001865450
EPA Region 10
Spokane County
Spokane

5th Congressional District

Other Names: Spokane Apparatus Service Shop, General Electric- Old Site, GE-Spokane Site
Last Update: April, 2010

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This five-acre site, located in Spokane, Washington, included General Electric’s (GE’s) industrial service shop. From 1961 until 1980, GE cleaned, repaired transformers, and stored transformer oils and electric-related equipment. Some of the equipment and transformers contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which were released into a dry well during steam cleaning. The soil and on-site groundwater are contaminated with PCBs. About 200,000 people live within three miles of the site. The site overlies the aquifer which provides the area’s drinking water.

Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through state and potentially responsible parties' actions.

NPL Listing HistoryDates
Proposed Date:06/24/1988
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Withdrawal Date:
Final Date:10/04/1989
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Media Affected: Groundwater, Soil & Sludges
On-site soil, groundwater, and sludge contain PCBs. Individuals who ingest or come in direct contact with contaminated groundwater, soil, or sludge may suffer adverse health effects.


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Early Actions: In the Summer of 1990 the State demolished and removed the service shop, several storage tanks, and other underground structures. All surface contamination was eliminated.

Long-Term Actions: The final remedy was selected in 1993, and included in-situ vitrification of PCB soils (transforming liquid waste into solid). In 1996, the remedy was modified to require in-situ vitrification of site soils containing high levels of PCBs and off-site disposal of site soils with low concentrations of PCBs. Construction of the remedy was conducted by General Electric under a State Consent Decree and was completed in July 1999. No further action is anticipated for soils. Grounwater monitoring continues. EPA issued a construction complete designation on March 18, 1999.



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SITE MANAGER(S):Teresita Bala (state)
E-MAIL ADDRESS:tbal461@ecy.wa.gov
PHONE NUMBER:509-329-3543

Tim Brincefield (EPA contact)
brincefield.timothy@epa.gov
206-553-2100
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COORDINATOR:Washington Department of Ecology
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Information pertaining to this site is housed at the following location(s):
Washington Department of Ecology (Administrative Record)
Eastern Region
North 4601 Monroe Street, Suite 202
Spokane, WA 99205-1295