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LAKEWOOD PONDERS CORNER CERCLIS Site

EPA Identifier: 110015580469
CERCLIS ID: 110015580469
Location:
47.14341, -122.51295

Address:
I-5 AT NEW YORK AVENUE
LAKEWOOD, WA

Create Date: 02-AUG-03
Update Date: 01-JUL-09
Final Date: 19830908


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Programs: {CERCLIS,WA-FSIS
Program Interests:
STATE MASTER, SUPERFUND NPL

Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Lakewood Site covers about 1 square mile, including a 1-acre laundry identified as a source, in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington. In 1981, two major wells of the Lakewood Water District, which serves more than 10,000 people, were found to be contaminated by chlorinated organic compounds. The district closed the wells and used other uncontaminated wells to satisfy its needs.

Status (July 1983): EPA determined that the contaminants are components of degreasers, solvents, and other substances in common industrial use. EPA drilled 25 test wells in the Ponder's Corner-McChord Air Force Base area. Of the 25, only three were contaminated. A plume was found in ground water indicating one source and the direction from which the contaminants were coming. The State ordered a commercial dry cleaners to remove the contaminated soil from its property and cease discharging solvents. Future options include keeping the wells closed or treating and restoring them to use. Ground water monitoring in the area is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Institutional Controls:
Media Where IC Applies
(Multiple entries where more than one pathway is impacted)
Restriction Type Instrument
expand Ground Water
Provide Information to Protect Human Health
Notice To Property Owners: EPA recommends the continued suspension of using private wells or drilling in the designated area until the cleanup of the groundwater contamination is complete. The contaminated groundwater presents no risk of exposure or adverse health effects to anyone unless existing private wells are used or new wells are installed and used within that area. EPA is not concerned about the use or drilling of private wells outside the outlined area on the enclosed map.
 
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Document Issuance, Implementation  March 15, 2007  [5 pages, 293.7Kb   ]
 
Ground Water
Provide Information to Protect Human Health
Notice To Realtors: EPA recommends that owners of property within the heavy outlined area on the map continue suspension of using private wells or drilling in that area until the groundwater cleanup goals are met. The contaminated groundwater presents no risk of exposure or adverse health effects to anyone unless private wells are used or drilled in that area. EPA is not concerned about the use or drilling of private wells outside theoutlined area on the enclosed map.
 
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Document Issuance, Implementation  March 15, 2007  [3 pages, 199.5Kb   ]
 
Ground Water
Provide Information to Protect Human Health
Notice to Well Drillers: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises drilling contractors in the Tacoma area that suspension of drilling should continue in areas affected by contamination from the LakewoooVPonders Corner Superfund site. The affected aquifer is located south of Tacoma in Pierce County.
 
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Document Issuance, Implementation  March 15, 2007  [2 pages, 137.5Kb   ]