Superfund Site: PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD COMPLEX
BREMERTON, WA

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 650-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 380 acres of land and an additional 270 acres of tidelands along 11,000 feet of shoreline.

The PSNS is responsible for overhaul, maintenance, modernization, repair, docking and decommissioning of ships and submarines, and technical and logistics support. These activities generate large amounts of hazardous waste that have impacted soil, groundwater and marine sediment with petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  

Where cleanups have been completed, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.  Other upland and marine areas are still being investigated for cleanup, and source control actions are continuing.