(last updated on: 8/26/2014 2:05:37 PM)
8/26/14 DEH) Railroad operations that began in the early 1900s at the Eugene Railyard caused releases of chemicals to soil and groundwater on the rail yard. Under DEQ's oversight, Union Pacific has investigated the nature and extent of this contamination, and the risk it poses to human health and the environment.
Soil and groundwater contamination within the Railyard mainly consists of petroleum hydrocarbons, industrial solvents, and metals. Outside the Railyard, low levels of solvents are found in groundwater underlying portions of the Trainsong and River Road neighborhoods. Soil in neighborhoods is not affected by the contamination.
DEQ has determined that contaminant levels in well water in the River Road and Trainsong neighborhoods are currently below DEQ's regulatory cleanup levels for outdoor uses, including irrigation, washing, and filling of outdoor swimming pools. All homes in these neighborhoods are connected to the municipal water supply, making indoor tap water safe to drink.
DEQ has also evaluated the threat of contaminant vapors impacting residents in Trainsong and River Road. While vapor issues were a concern in a small part of Trainsong previously, currently vapor concentrations shuld be well below levels of concern in all areas
DEQ is reviewing a Feasibility Study, which evalutes cleanup options for the site. After that DEQ will recommend a final remedilal action for the site, at which time public comment will be solicited.
UPRR - Eugene Yards (ECSI Site ID: 312)
||CERCLIS (EPA) Id||047086210|
Investigative Status:||Listed on the Confirmed Release List or Inventory
NPL(National Priority Listing):||No|
341 Bethel Dr.
||Is this site an Orphan?||No|
Is this site a brownfield?||No|
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