This summer, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the Port of Ridgefield (port) took soil samples in the neighborhood east of the port property (the Phase 2 off-property area, east of Main Ave., see the map on page 3 of the document linked below) at the Pacific Wood Treating cleanup site.
Second phase of sampling looks for extent of soil contamination
We took samples in the right-of-way (the area between the street and property lines) to find where contamination may exist. From this information we have determined that we would like to sample some yards (see purple lots on the page 3 map). Ecology and the port will ask homeowners in the Phase 2 area for access to sample their yard. The port will use the yard sampling data to decide if cleanup is needed. You can read more about the soil sampling process in the FAQ on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s website.
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