SPOKANE RIVER METALS

Spokane River Metals Cleanup Sites
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SITE BACKGROUND

Contaminants from historic mining practices in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin washed downstream and settled in soil and sediment along some Spokane River beaches. The contaminants include arsenic, cadmium, lead and zinc.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted studies of the mining contaminants in the Coeur d’Alene Basin and began a wide-spread cleanup of the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Superfund Site. As part of the EPA study and studies conducted by Ecology, beaches in along the Spokane River in Washington were identified for cleanup.

Ecology's Toxics Cleanup Program completed 9 beach cleanups:   

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Map showing site location as Spokane County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 615198

Cleanup Site ID: 442

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