SPOKANE RIVER

Segments of the Spokane River
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SITE BACKGROUND

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 river

BNSF 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



SEDIMENT ADVISORY

The Washington Department of Health published a Health Consultation for the Coeur d'Alene Basin and Spokane River in April 2006.




ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Map showing site location as Spokane County, WA SITE INFORMATION

Map

View Electronic Documents

Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 17718

Cleanup Site ID: 11591

Location:
Spokane, Spokane County

Status: Cleanup Complete-Active O&M/Monitoring   Get definitions of Status terminology

Contacts:
Brendan Dowling
Site Manager
(509) 329-3611

Erika Bronson
Public Involvement Coordinator
(509) 329-3546


Document Repositories:

Eastern Regional Office
N 4601 Monroe St
Spokane, 99205-1265
(509)329-3415