Superfund Site Profile
The 690-acre Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) Complex site is located in Bremerton, Washington, along the Sinclair Inlet on Puget Sound, about 15 miles west of Seattle. The Navy has owned and operated facilities at this location since 1891.The complex covers about 350 acres of land and an additional 340 acres of tidelands along 11,000 feet of shoreline. The PSNS is responsible for overhaul, maintenance, docking and decommissioning of ships. These activities generate large amounts of hazardous waste that have impacted soil, groundwater and sediment with petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.