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Commencement Bay-Nearshore Tideflats


The Commencement Bay Nearshore-Tideflats (CB-NT) Superfund site is located in the City of Tacoma and the Town of Ruston at the southern end of Puget Sound in Washington. It encompasses an active commercial seaport and includes 12 square miles of shallow water, shoreline, and adjacent land, most of which is highly developed and industrialized. EPA placed the site on the Superfund National Priorities List in 1983 due to widespread contamination of the water, sediments, and upland areas. The site is divided into a number of separate Project Areas being managed as distinct sites.

Site History

Aerial photo of Commencement Bay waterways.
Decision Documents and Five-Year Reviews


Contacts

Project Managers

    Asarco Smelter:
    • Smelter Complex, Residential Cleanup, Sediments - Kevin Rochlin (rochlin.kevin@epa.gov), 206-553-2106
    • Tacoma Tar Pits - Tamara Langton (langton.tamara@epa.gov), 206-553-2709

    Waterways:
    • Hylebos Waterway - Jonathan Williams (williams.jonathan@epa.gov), 206-553-1369
    • Thea Foss Waterway - Osgood Waterways - Bill Ryan (ryan.william@epa.gov), 206-553-8561
    • Middle Waterway - Bill Ryan (ryan.william@epa.gov), 206-553-8561
    • Sitcum Waterway - Karen Keeley (keeley.karen@epa.gov), 206-553-2141
    • St. Paul Waterway - Karen Keeley (keeley.karen@epa.gov), 206-553-2141
    Other Projects:
    • Occidental Chemical Removal - Jonathan Williams (williams.jonathan@epa.gov), 206-553-1369
    • Olympic View Resource Area - Karen Keeley (keeley.karen@epa.gov), 206-553-2141


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