J.H. BAXTER & CO.
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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.
What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?
The site is being addressed through federal and potentially responsible party (PRP) actions.
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.