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July 29, 2020

EPA releases $106M plan for Renton Superfund site

  • A creosote plant operated on the Quendall Terminals site from 1917 to 1969, contaminating soil, groundwater and sediments in Lake Washington.
  • Decades of contamination at Quendall Terminals in Renton are about to be cleaned up under a $106 million final plan released yesterday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    A creosote manufacturing plant that operated on the site from 1917 to 1969 contaminated about 22 acres of soil and groundwater and about 29 acres of sediments in Lake Washington, according to the EPA. The plant released creosote, coal tar and other hazardous chemicals.

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