Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD COMPLEX
BREMERTON, WA

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The Navy completed the transfer of the property to the City of Bremerton in 2007. The City of Bremerton completed and opened the Harborside Fountain Park in May 2007.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

The fourth Five-Year Review includes information summarizing the status of Institutional Controls. (PDF)

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Regional Economic Studies

The Navy has owned and operated facilities at this location since 1891. Over 12,000 people are employed at the complex. The complex contains over 100 major buildings, six deep water piers, six dry docks and numerous moorings. Most of the site is an industrial area and is covered by pavement and buildings. Sinclair Inlet provides a habitat for a variety of marine life; it is used for commercial fishing and recreation activities, and is a Usual and Accustomed harvest area for the Suquamish Tribe.

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