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Terminal 117 Early Action Area

Terminal 117 Contacts

Julie Congdon (congdon.julie@epa.gov), Community Involvement Coordinator, 206-553-2752

Piper Peterson (peterson.piper@epa.gov), Project Manager, 206-553-4951

En Espaņol: Si desea hablar con alguien que habla Espaņol, llame a: Michael Ortiz (ortiz.michael@epa.gov)

What is an Early Action?

Early Action cleanup areas are parts of a Superfund site that EPA has determined may become a threat to people or the environment before the long-term cleanup for the site is completed.

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Site Summary
The Terminal 117 "Early Action" area is on the west side of the Lower Duwamish Waterway, about 3.5 miles from the southern tip of Harbor Island near downtown Seattle. Terminal 117 is in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, between 14th Avenue South, Dallas Avenue South, and South Donovan Street. The upland part of the site includes the former Duwamish Manufacturing and Malarkey Asphalt Company location, and other property owned by the Port of Seattle. In 2000, EPA oversaw the Port’s removal of some contaminated soil from the property formerly owned by Malarkey Asphalt.

EPA issued a final cleanup plan for the Terminal 117 site on September 30, 2010. Asphalt manufacturing by Duwamish Manufacturing and Malarkey Asphalt left oil and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the river sediments and on the uplands, streets, and yards. The cleanup will remove soil and river sediment to reduce PCBs to levels that will protect the river environment and reduce health risks to people. The site will be clean enough for many possible future uses, including business and residential development, river habitat, and public access. Cleanup design is underway and cleanup work is expected to begin in 2012. The Port of Seattle and City of Seattle are paying for the cleanup under an EPA Superfund order. The cleanup plan and other information are also available at www.T117.com. Exit EPA disclaimer

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