Yakama Nation Brownfields Project

Project abstract: 

The Yakama Nation's Fisheries Resource Management Program (FRMP) is tasked with managing and carrying out the deliverables for the Tribal Response grant. FRMP's goal is "to preserve, protect, enhance, and restore culturally important fish populations and their habitat throughout the Zone of Influence of the Yakama Nation and to protect the rights of Yakama Nation members to utilize these resources as reserved for them in the Treaty of 1855 (12 stat 951)." Using this goal as the guidance for the TRP, we will focus on cleaning up the Columbia River and contaminated sites in our ceded area and usual and accustomed places. It is important to do so in order to honor, protect, and restore the Yakama's culturally important resources. The ability to harvest traditional foods, such as salmon, that are free from contamination is vital to the health, welfare, and way of life of the Yakama people.

Project plan: 

The initial priority of this program is to evaluate and rank hazardous waste sites impacting the Yakama Nation’s aquatic resources. The initial inventory of sites has been developed and consists of sites from EPA, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), and Washington State Department of Ecology (WADOE) databases along the Columbia River and its tributaries.

Project progress: 

Currently, the majority of the sites in our inventory have been identified, and we are focusing on the prioritization of these sites using our guidance document, which was developed in October, 2010. This is an iterative process; non-listed sites or sites of concern may be identified and added to the inventory at anytime for future assessment. Under this funding, Brownfield sites will be assessed for priority restoration or habitat enhancement projects. As this process progresses, the identification of roles and responsibilities for effective coordination with programs within Yakama Nation’s Department of Natural Resources (Environmental Restoration/Waste Management, Environmental Program, Solid Waste, Water Resources, Water Code, Wildlife, Forestry, etc.) will be essential for determining our involvement at cleanup sites. Yakama Nation’s coordinated involvement at a cleanup site ensures response actions and restoration activities are protective of Yakama Nation’s treaty resources.

Below is an interactive map of the sites in the Lower Columbia River that have been identified to be of interest. Click on individual pins to learn more information about a site.

View Lower Columbia River Sites in a larger map

Disclaimer: The data to display this map is from public databases and is intended for information only.

Public Record: Table below, updated March 2022.(Click here for a link to a pdf of this table).


Site Name

Latitude, Longitude

Address

Site Type

Past Response Actions 

Anticipated Upcoming Response Actions 

Are Response Actions Complete?

Is Site Suitable for Unrestricted Use?

Are Institutional Controls in Place?

Lead Agency

Yakama Nation Status

LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER

Washington Side

Vancouver Port of NuStar Cadet Swan

 45.636, -122.702

Port of Vancouver Terminal #2, 2565 NW Harborside Dr, Vancouver, WA

Manufacturing and Bulk Chemical Handling

Remedial Actions in Upland

Remedial Investigation Work Plan/Feasibility Study/Groundwater Monitoring

No

TBD

Awaiting Final Cleanup

WA Dept. of Ecology

Funding and Participation Agreement

Pacific Wood Treating

45.818, -122.748

111 West Division Ridgefield, WA 98642

Wood Treating Facility

Upland and In- Water Remedial Actions

Order/Decree/Amendment/Cleanup Action Plan/Performance Monitoring

No

TBD

Unknown

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Canyon Creek Dump

45.592, -122.196

2011 Canyon Creek Rd. Washougal, WA

Former Solid Waste Dump

Site visit by Yakama Nation Staff

Unknown

Unknown

TBD

Unknown

None

Tracking Project

Park Laundry

45.816, -122.745

122 N Main Ave. Ridgefield, WA 98642

Former Laundry and Dry Cleaners

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study/Upland Remedial Actions

Cleanup Action Plan/Upland Remedial Actions

No

TBD

Unknown

WA Dept. of Ecology

No Further Action* 

Former Reynolds Aluminum Plant 

46.141, -122.996

4029 Industrial Way Longview, WA 98632

Former Aluminum Smelting Facility

Early Actions

Order/Decree/Amendment/Cleanup Action Plan and Implementation

No

TBD

Unknown

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Davey Crockett Barge Oil Spill 

45.582, -122.473

Near Camas, WA 98607

Grounded Barge Oil Spill

Destruction and Removal of Barge

None

Yes

TBD

None

U.S. Coast Guard; WA Dept. of Ecology; ODEQ

No Further Action* 

ALCOA Vancouver 

45.651, -122.731

5701 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98666

Former Aluminum Smelting Company

Remedial Actions/ Supplemental Cleanup Plan/ Consent Decree

Active Operation and Maintenance/Monitoring

Yes

TBD

Yes

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Weyerhaeuser Longview

46.129, -122.989

3401 Industrial Way Longview, WA 98632

Pulp and Paper Complex

NPDES Permit Update

N/A

N/A

TBD

N/A

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Clean Earth Burlington

45.572, -122.337

625 S 32ND ST, Washougal, WA 98671

 Paper Industry Dangerous Waste Management Facility

Agreed Order/
Permit for Corrective Action/Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study /Public Participation Plan

Cleanup Started/Monitor Groundwater/Developing Cleanup Action Plan 

No

No

No

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Georgia Pacific Consumer Products

45.58484, -122.40565

401 NE Adams St. Camas, WA 98607

Pulp and Paper Complex

Agreed Order for Remedial Action

Awaiting Cleanup

No

No

Unknown

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Oregon Side

Cascade Locks Lumber Co.

45.683, -121.860

Industrial Park Way Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Former Lumber Mill

Remedial Actions

ODEQ No Further Action

No

TBD

Unknown

ODEQ

Tracking Project

Zidell Waterfront Property

45.500, -122.670

3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97201

Former WWII Ship Scrap Metal Recycling Facility

Remedial Actions

Continue Operation and Maintenance

No

TBD

Engineered cap, Easement Equitable Servitude

ODEQ

TBD

Astoria Marine Construction Company

46.144, -123.861

92134 Front Rd. Astoria, OR 97103

Former Marine Construction facility

NPL Listing Deferral, Record of Decision

Upland and Inwater Cleanup/Cap and Stormwater Upgrades

No

TBD

Unknown

ODEQ

Tracking Project Settlement has been reached with PRP

Armstrong World Industries

45.839, -122.818

1645 Railroad Ave., St.Helens, OR 97051

Fiberboard Production Plant

Draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibilty Study

In-water Investigation and Upland Remediation

Unknown

TBD

Engineered Cap, Easement and Equitable Servitudes

ODEQ

Tracking Project

MIDDLE COLUMBIA RIVER SITES

Washington Side

Boise Cascade/Yakima City Landfill

46.611, -120.492

805 North 7th Street, Yakima, WA 98901 

Former Lumber Mill and City Landfill

Voluntary Cleanup Remedial Invetigation

Remedial Investigation Work Plan/Feasibility Study/Interim Action Plan

No

TBD

None

WA Dept. of Ecology/City of Yakima

Tracking Project 

Coleman Oil 

47.417, -120.302

3 Chehalis St. Wenatchee, WA 98841

Bulk Fuel Facility

Draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibilty Study

Feasibility Study/Interim Action Plan/Groundwater Monitoring

Unknown

TBD

None

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Yakima Training Center 

46.675,  -120.365

Near Selah, WA 98901 

Military Training Facility/Dangerous Waste Management Facility

Remedial Actions/Remedial Investigation Workplan/Groundwater Monitoring

Institutional Controls Implemented/Groudwater monitoring

No

TBD

Unknown, Selected Remedy 2/01/2021

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

BNSF Wishram 

 45.656, -120.968

Near Wishram Heights, Wishram, WA 98673

Track Switching Facility and Historic Maintenance Yard

Independent Actions

Remedial Investigation/Remedial Actions

No

TBD

Awaiting Final Cleanup

WA Dept. of Ecology

 Funding and Participation Agreement

RAMCO Aluminum Waste Disposal 

45.628, -121.125

104 PARALLEL ST Dallesport, WA 98617

Former Smelting Facility

Remedial Actions

WA Dept. of Ecology No Further Action

No

TBD

Unknown

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Columbia Gorge Aluminum Company 

45.727, -120.682

85 John Day Dam Rd. Goldendale, WA 98620

Former Aluminum Smelting Company

Demolition of Former Aluminum Facility, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study/Cleanup Action Plan

No

TBD

Environmental Covenant/Restrict Land Use/Groundwater/Soil

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Yakima Hops 

 46.223, -120.004

241 Monroe St. Mabton, WA 98935

Former Hop Pole Treating Area

 Further Investigation and Remedial Actions

EPA No Further Action

No

TBD

None

EPA

No Further Action* 

New City Cleaners

46.275, -119.284

747 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA
99352

Dry Cleaners

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study?Interim Action Construction/Performance Monitoring

Interim Action/Performance Monitoring

No

TBD

None

WA Dept. of Ecology

Tracking Project

Goodnoe Hills Treaty Fishing Access Site

 45.706, -120.501

Near Goldendale, WA 98620

1970s Train Derailment

Remedial Actions- Confirmation Sampling

Ecology Groundwater Investigation

TBD

TBD

Unknown

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tracking Project

Oregon Side

Mosier Oil Spil 

45.685, -121.404

Near Rock Creek Road Mosier, OR 97040

Train Derailment Oil Spill

Biosystem Treatment System and Groundwater Monitoring Wells

Decommission Biosystem Treatment System and Groundwater Monitoring Wells/Confirmation Sampling

Yes

TBD

Unknown

ODEQ

No Further Action**

Chem Waste - Arlington 

45.6227, -120.2208

18177 Cedar Springs LN, Arlington OR 97812

Hazardous Waste Landfill

Groundwater Monitoring

Upland Site Characterization/Groundwater Monitoring

Unknown

TBD

Unknown

ODEQ

Engaging in Permit Modification Process

* = No Further Action.  Site will be removed from Public Record next reporting period.

** = No Further Action. Site will be removed from Public Record once Funding and Participation Agreement is obtained.

Note: This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement (RP‐96096810‐1) to (Yakama Nation Fisheries). The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.

Project Photos:

  • Map of Prioriety Sites in the Lower Columbia River
  • March 2013 Public Record Map
  • Map of Prioriety Sites in the Lower Columbia River

Status: Active

10/01/2009 - Present
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