GAILLEON PARK
101 N 65th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FEBRUARY 21, 2019-MARCH 25, 2019

Periodic Review Draft Report Completed

Ecology invites you to review and comment on a document called a periodic review for the Gailleon Park Site.  A periodic review is conducted at least every five years after the initiation of a cleanup action at a Site when required by the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).  The purposes of the review are to evaluate Site conditions after cleanup is considered complete, and to ensure protection of human health and the environment. 

Ecology will review comments received during the comment period and make recommendations for suggested changes.  The periodic review will become final if no significant changes are made.  An additional public comment period will be held if significant changes are made.

You are invited to:

  • Review the Periodic Review Report.
  • Send your comments to Ecology for consideration. Comments will be accepted February 21, 2019 through March 25, 2019.     

The Periodic Review Report is available for review below and at the View Electronic Documents link in the right navigation pane.  These documents are also available for review at the repository location listed in the right navigation pane.  Please submit any comments online or by mail to Jeff Newschwander, Periodic Review Coordinator, at Ecology's Central Regional Office. 



North side of building with covered irrigation canal - from the northwest. Photo by J Newschwander, Ecology.
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SITE DESCRIPTION

The Gailleon Park Senior Center Site is located in Yakima. Prior to construction of the Senior Center, it was determined that the Site had operated as an orchard earlier in the century, and was likely to contain residual pesticide contamination. Sampling was conducted at the site in 2002 which indicated the presence of lead and arsenic at concentrations exceeding state cleanup standards.


CLEANUP ACTIVITIES

Construction plans for the Senior Center proposed to cover the majority of the Site with asphalt parking, concrete walkways, and structures.  For this reason, capping was selected as the remedial action for the Site.  The selected cleanup plan required that all contaminated soils should be covered with 12 inches of clean soil.  
 
Construction of the Senior Center facility took place after the Site was capped.  Excavation into the soil cap was required to install utilities for the facility.  Handling of contaminated soils during excavation followed the Contaminated Soils management and Inspection Plan, which was created as part of the Project Manual for the Site.  Clean fill and contaminated soils were segregated during excavation.  All contaminated soils were placed back into utility trenches a minimum of 12 inches below grade.  Excess soils that could not be backfilled were transported offsite to an approved landfill.

A Restrictive Covenant was recorded for the Site in 2003.


CLEANUP COMPLETE

Based upon cleanup activities and the recording of the restrictive covenant, Ecology has determined the site is no longer a threat to human health and the environment.  Ecology issued a No Further Action determination in February 2003.


PERIODIC REVIEW

Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment.

Periodic Review Results

Based upon site visits conducted in September 2008 and October 2013, the Site is currently operating as a Senior Center.  The majority of the site is covered by asphalt and building structures, and landscaped areas are in excellent condition.
 
The Restrictive Covenant for the Site was recorded and is in place.  This Restrictive Covenant prohibits activities that will result in the release of contaminants contained as part of the cleanup without Ecology’s approval, and prohibits any use of the property that is inconsistent with the Covenant.  This Restrictive Covenant serves to assure the long term integrity of the cap.
 
Soils with lead and arsenic concentrations higher than Method A cleanup levels are still present.  However, the cap continues to prevent human exposure to contamination by ingestion and direct contact with soils.  The Restrictive Covenant for the property ensures that the integrity of the cap will be protected through maintaining the current use of the Site.


 

Map showing site location as Yakima County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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View Electronic Documents

Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 44832462

Cleanup Site ID: 2859

Location:
Yakima, Yakima County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
FEBRUARY 21, 2019 - MARCH 25, 2019


Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009
(509)575-2027