EPA Superfund Program: COMMENCEMENT BAY, SOUTH TACOMA CHANNEL, TACOMA, WA

Superfund Site Profile

The 2.5 square-mile Commencement Bay, South Tacoma Channel site is located in Tacoma, Washington. The site includes three separate areas: the South Tacoma Field, the Tacoma Landfill and Well 12A. Since 1892, site activities have included the operation of an on-site landfill; rail car manufacturing, repair and maintenance; and operation of two foundries in support of the local railroad. Site activities and improper waste disposal contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/29/1999)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No