Superfund Site:

JOSEPH FOREST PRODUCTS
JOSEPH, OR

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Jacob Moersen
(206) 553-0542

Site Location

Street Address:
RUSSELL LANE 1 MI OFF HWY 82
JOSEPH, OR 97846

Background

The 18-acre Joseph Forest Products site is located about one mile northwest of Joseph, Oregon. A wood-treating facility operated at the site from 1974 until 1985. Poor management practices and a fire that destroyed the treatment building and caused a release of wood treatment solution contaminated soil, sludge, surface water and groundwater with heavy metals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999.

Joseph Forest Products used a water-based chromated copper arsenate preservative in its wood-treating operations. The treatment building and surrounding buildings were destroyed by a fire in 1974. An estimated 200 ...
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