Reynolds Metals Aluminum Smelter

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AUGUST 14, 2018-SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Revised Draft Cleanup Action Plan and Consent Decree

In 2016, we provided an opportunity for public input on the draft Cleanup Action Plan (CAP) and Consent Decree (CD).

  • The CAP describes cleanup methods and defines cleanup standards.
  • The CD is a legal agreement requiring cleanup to take place as stated in the CAP.

We received numerous comments, and made changes based on these comments received (read the response to comments).

Public comment opportunity

We invite you to comment on these changes before finalizing the plan and moving ahead with the cleanup. We’re accepting comments only on the changes, not the entire plan and decree.

This comment period was not an opportunity to comment on the coal terminal Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed to build. Visit https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/SEPA/Environmental-review/SEPA-at-Ecology/Millennium for more information on what’s happening with that proposal.

Please join our listserv to receive notices about the cleanup by e-mail. If you'd like to receive notice by mail, contact Angie Fritz at angela.fritz@ecy.wa.gov or (360) 407-7393.

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS)

The RI/FS is a support document to the CAP and CD. It identifies contamination at the site from past aluminum smelting activities, and options for cleanup of the contamination. These documents are available online and at the Longview Public Library. If you'd like to review these files at Ecology’s office or receive a copy of them, please send a request to publicrecordsofficer@ecy.wa.gov.

More information

A thorough investigation and cleanup of this site is a high priority for Ecology. Property owner Northwest Alloys, Inc. (NWA, a subsidiary of Alcoa, Inc.) and operator Millennium Bulk Terminals, Longview are legally responsible for the cleanup, including paying for and performing the work.

Please read the Public Participation Plan for more information about opportunities for public review and comment on the cleanup activities at this site.
 


BACKGROUND

Reynolds Metals constructed and operated an aluminum smelter and cable mill on the Columbia River in Longview, WA from 1941-2000.  Their operations permanently closed in February2001.

Portions of the site were contaminated by the former aluminum smelter operations:

  • Soils show elevated levels of fluoride and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs)
  • Groundwater contains fluoride and PAHs


RELATED INFORMATION


 

Map showing site location as Cowlitz County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 29

Cleanup Site ID: 11796

Location:
Longview, Cowlitz County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
AUGUST 14, 2018 - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Contacts:
Garin Schrieve
Site Manager
(360) 407-6999

Angela Fritz
Public Involvement Coordinator
(360) 407-7393


Document Repositories:

Industrial Section
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503-1274
(360)407-6916