Superfund Site Profile
The 1-acre Yakima Plating Company is located in Yakima, Washington. From the early 1960s until 1990, the company electroplated bumpers for cars and other objects and discharged wastewaters from its operations to an on-site drainfield. These wastes contained a variety of metals, including nickel, cadmium and chromium. Site operations left heavy metal contamination in groundwater and subsurface soils. Following construction of the site’s remedy, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing. An automobile painting and body works facility currently operates on site. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1994.