Superfund Site:

TOFTDAHL DRUMS
BRUSH PRAIRIE, WA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Site Location

Street Address:
22033 NE 189 ST, BRUSH PRAIRIE, WA 98606

Background

The 15-acre Toftdahl Drum site is located in Brush Prairie, four miles east-southeast of Battleground, Washington. Mr. Toftdahl used the site in the early 1970s to clean used drums for resale. Mr. Toftdahl received drums containing industrial waste allegedly from a plywood manufacturer. Some of the drums that could not be cleaned were crushed, placed in a trench and covered with dirt. The new property owners rediscovered buried drums on the site in 1970 when they were leveling the ground over the trench. The buried drums contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water with heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Following ...
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