Superfund Site:

PALERMO WELL FIELD GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
TUMWATER, WA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
CLAIRE HONG
(206) 553-1813

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Site Location

Street Address:
PALERMO AVENUE & O STREET, TUMWATER, WA 98501

Background

Located in Tumwater, WA, the Palermo Wellfield Superfund Site has two primary contaminants of concern, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene. Several early action and long-term remedies have been taken at the site. Located in a light commercial and residential area, the site is surrounded by single-family dwellings, private businesses and recreation facilities. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency is evaluating whether there are additional remedies that should be employed at the site.

In 1993, the City of Tumwater detected trichloroethylene (TCE) in three of the city’s drinking water supply wells. The city initially removed the impacted wells from service. The Environmental Protection Agency constructed ...
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