Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

J.H. BAXTER & CO.
WEED, CA

Cleanup Activities

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Background

The 205-acre J.H. Baxter & Co. site, partially owned by J.H. Baxter Company and partially by Roseburg Forest Products, has been used continuously for wood treatment and related activities since 1937. High-threat contaminants were identified on site. Following construction of the site’s long-term remedy, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.

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What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?

The site is being addressed through federal and potentially responsible party (PRP) actions.

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What Is the Current Site Status?

The site is being addressed in two stages: immediate actions and a long-term remedial phase focused on cleanup of the entire site.

Immediate Actions: In 1986, the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) fenced the site to prevent direct contact with the site contaminants.

Entire Site: The site’s long-term remedy, selected in 1990 and updated in 1998 and 2001, included groundwater treatment, soil treatment and placement of treated soils in a containment cell on site. The most recent Five-Year Review Report, completed in 2010, concluded that the remedy is protective of human health and the environment.

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