Superfund Site Profile
The 40-acre Taylor Lumber and Treating site is located in Sheridan, Oregon. A wood-treating facility operated on site from about 1946 to 2001. The site operator pressure-treated logs for use as utility poles and pilings using creosote, pentachlorophenol (PCP) and a solution of arsenic, copper, zinc and ammonia. Past drips, spills and leaks of wood-treating chemicals from storage tanks, drip pads, tank farms, log storage areas and other wood-treating operations resulted in groundwater contamination and soil contamination at the property and in adjacent roadside ditches. Cleanup has finished. Site operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing. Currently, the property is owned and operated by Pacific Wood Preserving of Oregon.