Superfund Site: LOCKHEED WEST SEATTLE, SEATTLE, WA
Superfund Site Profile
The 40-acre Lockheed West Seattle site is located in Elliott Bay near the mouth of the West Waterway in Seattle, Washington. Harbor Island and Pacific Sound Resources are neighboring Superfund sites. The site includes about 7 acres of aquatic tidelands owned by the Port of Seattle and 33 acres of state-owned aquatic lands. Industrial activities generated considerable quantities of sandblast grit and other industrial waste that discharged to sediments and accumulated beneath dry docks and shipways. Historic industrial practices at the former shipyard contaminated sediment with hazardous chemicals. In August 2013, the EPA released its final cleanup plan, also known as a Record of Decision (ROD), for the site. The company expects to remove approximately 167,000 cubic yards of contaminated material over the course of the cleanup, reducing site risks to people's health and the environment. The two year cleanup is expected to begin in October 2018.