Superfund Site Profile
The 10-acre Pesticide Lab (Yakima) site is an active agricultural research laboratory located at the Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory (YARL) in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington. The research laboratory, originally an orchard, has been in operation since 1961.The site is leased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Wastes from the pesticide storage/formulation/mixing facility were discharged into a septic tank disposal system at the site from 1965 to 1985. Since the site is an active facility, the USDA addressed cleanup under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The site has been cleaned up and is no longer a threat to human health. Long-term monitoring is not required.
Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1993.