Superfund Site Profile
The 49-acre Boomsnub/Airco site is located in a light industrial and residential area of Vancouver, Washington. The site includes a former chrome-plating facility and the currently operating BOC Gases plant. Between 1967 and 1994, metal plating operations and improper waste disposal practices contaminated soil and groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and chromium. Hexvalent chromium and VOCs mingled in a contamination plume in the groundwater. EPA added the site to its National Priorities List in 1995 and issued a Record of Decision for soil and groundwater cleanup in 2000.
Most of the pollution has been removed since the cleanup started in ...
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