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.
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.
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.
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Disclaimer: The data to display this map is from public databases and is intended for information only.
Public Record: Updated March 2020
|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|
|Vancouver Port of NuStar Cadet Swan||45.636, -122.703||Port of Vancouver Terminal #2, 2565 NW||Manufacturing and Bulk Chemical Handling||Remedial Actions in Upland||Restart of Remedial Investigation due to finding of new contamination.||No||TBD||Awaiting Final Cleanup||WA Dept. of Ecology||Funding and Participation Agreement|
|BNSF Wishram||45.657, -120.966||0.75 miles south of Wishram Heights, Wishram, WA 98673||Track Switching Facility and Historic Maintenance Yard||Independent Actions||Remedial Investigation||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||In- Water Remedial Actions||Continued Upland Offsite Remedial Actions||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||Site Visit with Ecology and Landowner|
|Park Laundry||45.816, -122.745||122 N Main Ave. Ridgefield, WA 98642||Former Dry Cleaners||Awaiting Remedial Action||Unknown||Yes||TBD||Unknown||WA Dept. of Ecology||No Further Action Anticipated|
|Cascade Locks Lumber Co.||45.683, -121.860||Forest Lane Cascade Locks, OR 97014||Former Lumber Mill||Remedial Actions||Continue Remedial Actions||No||TBD||Unknown||ODEQ||Tracking Project|
|RAMCO Aluminum Waste Disposal||45.628, -121.125||104 PARALLEL ST Dallesport, WA 98617||Former Smelting Facility||Remedial Actions||Possible Groundwater Monitoring||No||TBD||Unknown||WA Dept. of Ecology||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|
|Former Reynolds Aluminum Plant||46.141, -122.996||4029 Industrial Way Longview, WA 98632||Former Aluminum Smelting Facility||Early Actions||Cleanup Action Plan and Implementation||No||TBD||Unknown||WA Dept. of Ecology||Tracking Project|
|Astoria Marine Construction Company||46.144, -123.861||92134 Front Rd. Astoria, OR 97103||Former Marine Construction facility||NPL Listing Deferral, Record of Decision||Potential Remedial Design Elements||No||TBD||Unknown||ODEQ||Tracking Project Settlement has been reached PRP|
|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 RI work plan||Remedial Investigation||No||TBD||Unknown||WA Dept. of Ecology||Tracking Project|
|Davey Crockett Barge Oil Spill||45.582, -122.473||N/A||Oil spill from grounded barge||Destruction and Removal of Barge||None||Yes||TBD||No||U.S. Coast Guard; WA Dept. of Ecology; ODEQ||No Further Actions Anticipated|
|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||Unknown||Ongoing||TBD||Unknown||WA Dept. of Ecology||Tracking Project|
|Yakima Hops||46.223, -120.004||241 Monroe St.||Former Hop Pole Treating Area||Further Investigation and Remedial Actions||EPA No Further Action||No||TBD||No||EPA||No Further Actions Anticipated|
|Goodnoe Hills Treaty Fishing Access Site||45.706, -120.501||N/A||1970s Train Derailment||Remedial Actions- Confirmation Sampling||Ecology Groundwater Investigation||TBD||TBD||Unknown||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||Tracking Project|
|Weyerhaeuser Longview||46.129, -122.989||3401 Industrial WayLongview, WA 98632||Pulp and Paper Complex||NPDES Permit Update||N/A||N/A||TBD||N/A||WA Dept. of Ecology||Tracking Project|
|Armstrong World Industries||45.844, -122.818||1645 Railroad Ave., St.Helens 97051||Fiberboard Production Plant||Draft RI/FS||In-water Investigation and Upland Remediation||TBD||TBD||Unknown||ODEQ||Tracking Project|
|Boise Cascade/Yakima City Landfill||46.616, -120.497||805 North 7th Street, Yakima WA 98901||Former Lumber Mill and City Landfill||Voluntary Cleanup Remedial Invetigation||Feasibility Study and Interim Action Plan||Unknown||TBD||None||WA Dept. of Ecology/City of Yakima||Tracking Project|
|Coleman Oil||47.417, -120.304||3 Chehalis St. Wenatche, Wa 98801||Bulk Fuel Facility||Draft RI/FS||Feasibility Study and Interim Action Plan||Unknown||TBD||None||WA Dept. of Ecology||Tracking Project|
|Mosier Oil Spill||45.685, -121.404||Near Rock Creek Road Mosier, 97040||Train Derailment Oil Spill||Biosystem treatment system and groundwater monitoring wells||Decommission biosystem treatment system and groundwater monitoring wells||Yes||TBD||Unknown||ODEQ||Tracking Project|