Superfund Site: NORTH RIDGE ESTATES
KLAMATH FALLS, OR
Superfund Site Profile
The North Ridge Estates Superfund Site is a residential subdivision located approximately three miles north of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The site is contaminated with asbestos as a result of the improper demolition of approximately eighty 1940s-era military barracks buildings. North Ridge Estates was added to the National Priorities List in 2011 after annual efforts to remove contamination were not effective for long-term protection of human health.
Asbestos-containing materials and soil will be removed from the old military barracks site during three seasons of cleanup. Additional contamination at the nearby Kingsley Firing Range, also part of the site, will be investigated and completed at a later time.
Clean Up Update:
The remedial construction for Season 1 began in late-July and will conclude at the end of November 2016 as heavy work is unable to be conducted during winter months. Construction staff will remain onsite through the winter months preparing for Season 2. Approximately 2 - 4 feet of asbestos contaminated soil and debris will be excavated and replaced with clean topsoil. The contaminated soil and debris will be placed in secure on-site repositories.
- What to expect during construction (PDF) (2pp, 1.3MB) - June 2016
- Project overview (PDF) (1p, 1.2 MB) - June 2016
- Asbestos and frost heave (PDF) (2pp, 7.3MB) - May 2016
- Frequently asked questions (PDF) (3pp, 1.3MB) - May 2016
- Looking ahead - Restoration (PDF) (2pp, 3MB) - May 2016
- Site history (PDF) (1p, 1.3MB) - May 2016
- Basis of Design Report without appendices (PDF) (125pp, 48MB) - December 2015
- Basis of Design Report with appendices (PDF) (1,326pp, 305MB) December 2015
- Record of Decision (PDF) (220pp, 13MB) - September 2011
- Proposed Plan for North Ridge Estates (PDF) (23pp, 9MB) - April 2010
- Final Feasibility Study Report (PDF) (523pp, 17MB) - March 2010
- Final Remedial Investigation Report (PDF) (531pp, 28.5MB) - January 2010