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Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) Database Site Summary Report - Details for Site ID 6341, Sammy's Place- Nehalem

This report shows data entered as of May 18, 2024 at 6:01:56 AM

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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Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) Database Site Summary Report - Details for Site ID 6341, Sammy's Place- Nehalem

Site Photos
Click to View Photo Picture Date Caption Size
View Photo 03/04/2020 Debris pile and RV north of structure and south of property line. 983 Kb
View Photo 07/02/2019 View looking north from Thompson Road. Debris pile consisted of various materials including empty petroleum cans and containers, suspect asbestos containing material, and various solid waste. The debris pile measured aproximately 30' by 20'. 5872 Kb
View Photo 07/02/2019 Debris pile located north of structure and south of property line. Pile consisted of suspect asbestos containing material and other solid waste. 6847 Kb
View Photo 07/02/2019 Above ground suspect petroleum tank located near south debris pile (between structure and Thompson Road). 5605 Kb
View Photo 07/02/2019 Debris pile located north of structure and south of property line. Note suspect asbestos tile (white). 6406 Kb
View Photo 07/02/2019 Two orange stakes note previous location of above ground storage tanks that were removed from the property and recycled. The tanks were located immediately adjacent to a dilapidated recreational vehicle, which is located north of the structure. 7499 Kb

General Site Information

Site ID: 6341 Site Name: Sammy's Place- Nehalem CERCLIS No:
Address: 13500 Thompson Road Nehalem 97131
  County: Tillamook Region: Northwest
Other location information:
Investigation Status: No further action required
Brownfield Site: Yes NPL Site: No Orphan Site: No Study Area: No
Property: Twnshp/Range/Sect: 3N , 10W , 27 Tax Lots: 1000
  Latitude: 45.712 deg. Longitude: -123.8966 deg.  Site Size: 2.86
Other Site Names:
  Thompson Acres LLC

Site Characteristics

General Site Description: Previous site use included a logging truck operation, specifically equipment storage and fueling. According to Tillamook County assessment records, previous owners and their respective dates of ownership include: Lola D. Andrus (2/2/2001 - 1/3/2018) and Frederik W. Jorgenson (owner prior to 2001).
Two natural springs are on the property.
Tillamook County foreclosed on the property in early 2018 and when Sammy's Place acquired the property in September 2018, they observed solid waste (miscellaneous debris), some hazardous waste (paint cans, drums), above-ground petroleum tanks, a gas pump, and a former residential structure in disrepair. No previous site investigation, including a Phase I, has been conducted on the property. Sammy's Place is working with Oregon DEQ's Asbestos Program and Tillamook County's Solid Waste Program to identify resources and best practices for clearing the site to improve access for site assessment (sampling) and future development. A limited Phase I and Phase II site investigation is needed to determine if petroleum and hazardous substances (such as metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs], polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs]) are present in soil, groundwater, soil vapor that could pose a risk to human health and the environment.
Site History:
Contamination Information:
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Status of Investigative or Remedial Action: DEQ is planning on conducting a site investigation that will include sampling environmental media (i.e soil, groundwater, surface water). In order to improve access to the site for sampling, DEQ is working with project partners to identify resources to assist with conducting an inventory of all potential source areas of contamination, and removing and properly disposing of these materials.

The porperty is currently owned by Sammy's Place. Sammy's purchased the property in Januuary 2018 from Tillamook County who obtained the site through foreclosure. Sammy's plans to develop the property to provide respite care and residential housing for the disabled.

(10/25/2021) DEQ's contractor, Hart Crowser completed asbestos, soilid waste and hazardous waste removal activities in early September 2020. Contamiant investigation of environmental media including soil, grounwater, sediment and surface water was subsequently completed by Hart Crowser in late Septebmer 2020. The investigation identified contaminants, primarily lead, copper, zinc, PCBs, dioxins and TPH, in shalloow soils (>3 feet bgs) that were above residential and ecological risk levels. In July 2021, Hart Crowser completed Pre-Remedial Investigation to better define the vertical and horizontal extent of contamination that would need a remedial action before the site could be developed for residential use.

Next Step: DEQ plans to remove cotaminated soil above residential and applicable ecological risk levels in February 2022.
Data Sources:

Substance Contamination Information

Substance Media Contaminated Concentration Level Date Recorded
No information is available

Investigative, Remedial and Administrative Actions

Action Start Date Compl. Date Resp. Staff Lead Pgm
NO FURTHER STATE ACTION REQUIRED  (Primary Action) 03/01/2023 03/01/2023 Kara Master VCS
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Key to Certain Acronyms and Terms in this Report:

You may be able to obtain more information about this site by contacting Kara Master at the Northwest regional office or via email at If this does not work, you may contact Ximena Cruz Cuevas (503) 229-6811, or via email at or contact the Northwest regional office.