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Site Summary Report - Details for Site ID 289, Webco Lumber Mill   

This report shows data entered as of January 20, 2017 at 2:11:19 PM

This report contains site details, organized into the following sections: 1) Site Photos (appears only if the site has photos); 2) General Site Information; 3) Site Characteristics; 4) Substance Contamination Information; 5) Investigative, Remedial and Administrative Actions; and 6) Site Environmental Controls (i.e., institutional or engineering controls; appears only if DEQ has applied one or more such controls to the site).  A key to certain acronyms and terms used in the report appears at the bottom of the page.

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General Site Information

Site ID: 289 Site Name: Webco Lumber Mill CERCLIS No:
Address: 16024 Williams Hwy. Williams 97544
  County: Josephine Region: Western
Other location information:
Investigation Status: No further action required
Brownfield Site: No NPL Site: No Orphan Site: No Study Area: No
Property: Twnshp/Range/Sect: 38S , 5W , 14 Tax Lots: 300
  Latitude: 42.2706 deg. Longitude: -123.2512 deg.  Site Size: 8.4 acres
Other Site Names:
  Webco Forest Products

Site Characteristics

General Site Description:
Site History:
Contamination Information: (10/31/94 CPJ/SAS) Northwest Environmental Services submitted a cleanup proposal in October 1987 to address contaminated soils. NES recommended that only soils with chlorophenol concentrations above 600 mg/l be removed. DEQ responded that total chlorophenol concentrations must be eliminated entirely (background), but the proposal to remove petroleum contaminated soils and reuse them for dust control on the site was approved. The proposal to find a commercial user for the remaining dip liquids was also approved. Chlorophenols present in the soil samples are believed to be the result of anti-sapstain wood treatment practices.
Manner and Time of Release: Past operating practices. Time of release: unknown.
Hazardous Substances/Waste Types: petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorophenols (PCP & TCP)
Environmental/Health Threats:
Status of Investigative or Remedial Action: (10/31/94 CPJ/SAS) The contaminated soils were excavated in December 1987. Confirmation samples showed less than 11 ppm of pentachlorophenol in the soil (the practical quantification limit). DEQ's Hazardous Waste program issued a No Further Action (NFA) determination on 2/8/89. Recommend no further action for the Cleanup program. However, the site should be reviewed should land use change from industrial to residential.
Data Sources:

Substance Contamination Information

Substance Media Contaminated Concentration Level Date Recorded
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Soil Up to 1100 mg/kg  
TETRACHLOROPHENOL,2,3,4,6- Soil 1700 mg/kg  

Investigative, Remedial and Administrative Actions

Action Start Date Compl. Date Resp. Staff Lead Pgm
NO FURTHER STATE ACTION REQUIRED  (Primary Action) 10/31/1994 10/31/1994 Claudia Johansen SAS
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Key to Certain Acronyms and Terms in this Report:

  • CERCLIS No.: The U.S. EPA's Hazardous Waste Site identification number, shown only if EPA has been involved at the site.
  • Region: DEQ divides the state into three regions, Eastern, Northwest, and Western; the regional office shown is responsible for site investigation/cleanup.
  • NPL Site: Is this site on EPA's National Priority List (i.e., a federal Superfund site)? (Y/N).
  • Orphan Site: Has DEQ's Orphan Program been active at this site? (Y/N). The Orphan Program uses state funds to clean up high-priority sites where owners and operators responsible for the contamination are absent, or are unable or unwilling to use their own resources for cleanup.
  • Study Area: Is this site a Study Area? (Y/N). Study Areas are groupings of individual ECSI sites that may be contributing to a larger, area-wide problem. ECSI assigns unique Site ID numbers to both individual sites and to Study Areas.
  • Pathways: A description of human or environmental resources that site contamination could affect.
  • Lead Pgm: This column refers to the Cleanup Program affiliation of the DEQ employee responsible for the action shown. SAS or SAP = Site Assessment; VCS or VCP = Voluntary Cleanup; ICP = Independent Cleanup; SRS or SRP = Site Response (enforcement cleanup); ORP = Orphan Program.

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