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BNSF Railway Black Tank Property: Ecology invites public input on the draft Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study

DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Comment on this draft
Publication number Date Published
17-09-023May 2017
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Author(s) Erika Bronson
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks your input on the draft Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the BNSF Railway Black Tank Property May 22 through June 22, 2017. The RI documents the extent and locations of petroleum contamination in soil and groundwater at the site. The FS evaluates cleanup options.

The site housed a 50-foot-diameter, above-ground black tank that stored petroleum products, primarily the thick, heavy oil known as bunker C for fueling trains. Today, there are five areas of soil contamination ranging from the surface to 15 feet underground. From 15 feet underground to the water table, a 9,150-square-foot area of soil is contaminated. This is the pathway through which the petroleum traveled from the surface to groundwater. As a result, an approximate 7-acre plume of petroleum rests on groundwater about 170 feet underground.
REQUEST A COPY The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

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Keywords cleanup options, Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), Remedial Investigation, feasibility study, soil, petroleum, groundwater, contamination
WEB PAGE BNSF Railway Black Tank Property cleanup site information
CLEANUP SITE Cleanup Site ID: 3243

FACILITY SITE Facility Site ID: 98615712


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