Superfund Site:

OLD NAVY DUMP/MANCHESTER LABORATORY (USEPA/NOAA)
MANCHESTER, WA

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Site Location

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MANCHESTER, WA 98352

Background

The 53-acre Old Navy Dump/Manchester Laboratory site is located north of Manchester, Washington, along the western shore of Clam Bay in Puget Sound. Federal ownership of this site started in 1898 with the U.S. Army. In 1924, the entire site was transferred to the U.S. Navy. From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Navy used the site primarily for construction, repair, maintenance and storage of submarine nets and boats. The Navy also used the site for firefighter training and as a dump for wastes generated at the site. Former firefighter training activities contaminated soil with dioxins and petroleum hydrocarbons. The ...
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