Part of that process is removing those sites from the Hazardous Sites List. The list shows all contaminated sites now assessed and ranked according to the types and amount of contamination at a site and the risks that contamination poses to the environment and people.
We call this “delisting,” and it includes holding a public comment period so people can share any thoughts about specific sites.
(Note: The Hazardous Sites List does NOT include all of Washington’s known or suspected contaminated sites – just the ones that have been assessed and ranked.)
We’ve had several delistings lately, with more to come:
- The Terry’s Salvage site in Kelso (top photo); the building has been cleared from the site.
- The Pacific Recycling site in Kennewick.
- Eddon Boat Park in Gig Harbor (second photo).
- The Noland Decoto Flying Service site in Yakima.
Some colleagues and I use the Twitter hashtag #SiteClean2014 to let people know when we have a delisting to share.