Summary Information
(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.
General Site Information
Site: UPRR - Eugene Yards (ECSI Site ID: 312) CERCLIS (EPA) Id047086210
Project Manager: Donald Hanson Investigative Status:Listed on the Confirmed Release List or Inventory
PM Phone: (541) 687-7349 NPL(National Priority Listing):No
Address: 341 Bethel Dr. Is this site an Orphan?No
Eugene, 97402 Is this site a brownfield?No
County: LANE Action Underway or Needed: FEASIBILITY STUDY
Region: Western Region Click for more details ...  
Site Documents
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File NameCategory File Size MB Document Date Upload Date
HHRA Approval Memo complete.pdf Eco/HH Risk Assessments 2.9894 12/17/2010
HHRA Addendum FINAL.pdf Eco/HH Risk Assessments 2.4818 12/17/2010
Eco Risk Addendum 01-06-11.pdf Eco/HH Risk Assessments 2.2149 1/11/2011
HealthConsultation_2010.pdf Eco/HH Risk Assessments 2.2707 4/8/2014
HumanHealthRiskAssessment_2006.pdf Eco/HH Risk Assessments 4.3078 1/1/2006 10/6/2015
River Road fast facts.pdf Fact Sheets 0.0157 9/21/2011
Trainsong fast facts Jun 2012.pdf Fact Sheets 0.0519 6/7/2012
Homegrown Produce FS July 2011.pdf Fact Sheets 0.0776 5/22/2014
PresentationRRNeighborsJuly 2011.pdf Miscellaneous 2.1837 9/21/2011
PresentationTrainsongMeetingAugust2011.pdf Miscellaneous 2.4490 9/21/2011
Inactive Areas Let 6-20-01.pdf Miscellaneous 0.1520 12/1/2011
TPHRiskAddendum_080509.pdf Reports 1.1142 8/5/2009 10/6/2015
FSMonitoringReport011216.pdf Reports 4.5895 1/12/2016 1/20/2016
TCEPlumeMap.pdf Site Diagrams 1.5367 4/8/2014
PCEPlumeMap.pdf Site Diagrams 1.5386 4/8/2014
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DEQ Guidance for conducting Feasibility Studies (last updated 2006)
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