Superfund Site:

COMMENCEMENT BAY, SOUTH TACOMA CHANNEL
TACOMA, WA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Christopher Cora
(206) 553-1478

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Site Location

Street Address:
SOUTH TACOMA CHANNEL OF COMMEN, TACOMA, WA 98402

Background

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
  • Well 12A

Since 1892, site activities have included the operation of an on-site landfill; rail car manufacturing, repair and maintenance; waste oil reprocessing, and operation of two foundries in support of the local railroad. Site activities and improper waste disposal contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals.