Superfund Site: JACKSON PARK HOUSING COMPLEX (USNAVY)
KITSAP COUNTY, WA
Superfund Site Profile
The Jackson Park Housing Complex (USNAVY) site is located in eastern Kitsap County, about two miles northwest of Bremerton, Washington. Also known as the Jackson Park Housing Complex/Naval Hospital Bremerton (JPHC/NHB), the site occupies about 206 acres along Ostrich Bay. From 1904 to 1959, the facility operated as a Navy ammunition depot and included ordnance, manufacturing, processing and disassembly. Residual ordnance powders were disposed of by open burning. Hazardous dust deposited on floors during ordnance handling was washed into floor drains that lead into Ostrich Bay. The site also included incinerators, paint, battery and machine shops, and a boiler plant. Site activities contaminated surface water, soil and sludge with hazardous chemicals and heavy metals. EPA has divided the site into several cleanup areas, or operable units (OUs), to better address site cleanup. Remedy construction has been completed for some areas. Investigations and remedy construction are underway at the remaining OUs.