Superfund Site:

FORT LEWIS (LANDFILL NO. 5)
TACOMA, WA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Location

Street Address:
ATTN: AFZH-FEQ, TACOMA, WA 98433

Background

The 180-acre Fort Lewis (Landfill No. 5) site is located in Tillicum, Washington. It includes a 60-acre closed portion of the active Fort Lewis Landfill No. 5. From 1967 through 1990, the landfill accepted mixed municipal solid waste (industrial, commercial, residential), demolition waste, and dewatered sludge from the Fort Lewis wastewater treatment plant. Investigations determined that no action was necessary because the landfill was capped pursuant to its closure plan and groundwater was not contaminated above regulatory levels. The July 24, 1992 Record of Decision selected no-action as the remedy. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities ...
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