State says cleanup still protects contaminated Kent site

The 1990s cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater at the Kent Business Campus site, 823 to 841 N. Central Ave., in Kent continues to protect public health and the environment, according to a periodic review by the state Department of Ecology.

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  • Monday, February 2, 2015 3:19pm
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A state review says cleanup of a contaminated site

A state review says cleanup of a contaminated site

The 1990s cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater at the Kent Business Campus site, 823 to 841 N. Central Ave., in Kent continues to protect public health and the environment, according to a periodic review by the state Department of Ecology.

The ecology department reviews sites that have undergone cleanup if the cleanup included a special condition that must be maintained on the property. The reviews occur every five years.

A review of existing contamination at this of a former single family residence, bulk fuel plant, and automobile service station was conducted by Ecology through its Independent Remedial Action Program.

A service station was in the southeast corner of the property. The service station operated from the mid to late 1950s to the early 1970s. The service station and related facilities were removed in the late 1980s.

A bulk fuel plant was reported to exist on the western portion of the property from the late 1930s through the 1940s. Facilities associated with the bulk plant were five or six above ground storage tanks, a pump house, truck loading rack, above ground fuel distribution lines, and a warehouse and loading dock. All these facilities have been removed.

Following remedial investigation activities, a restrictive covenant was recorded for the property in 1998. The site received a ‘No Further Action’ (NFA) determination in 1998.


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