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Ecology's Toxics Cleanup Program has cleaned up several sites along the Spokane River. The cleanup sites are divided into two categories of projects: 1. Spokane River - cleanup projects on or near the riverBNSF Parkwater Holcim, Inc. (cement kiln dust)Kaiser Trentwood (petroleum, dross, and polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs]) Upriver Dam and Donkey Island (heavy metals and PCBs)2. Spokane River Metals - cleanup projects specific to 9 beaches
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted studies of mining contaminants in the Coeur d’Alene Basin and began a wide-spread cleanup of the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Superfund Site. Contaminants from historic mining practices in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin washed downstream and settled in soil and sediment at levels that exceed state standards. Contaminants include heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, zinc, and cadmium.
Beach Name Completed Barker Road North 2012 Barker Road South Postponed due to public feedback Flora Road 2009 Harvard Road North 2008 Island Complex 2007 Islands Lagoon 2012 Murray Road 2007 Myrtle Point 2012 Starr Road (EPA and Ecology) 2006
Barker Road North
Barker Road South
Postponed due to public feedback
Harvard Road North
Starr Road (EPA and Ecology)
FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY
SEDIMENT ADVISORY (2003)
ECOLOGICAL RISK ANALYSIS
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