United Heckathorn Superfund Site
United Heckathorn Technical Assistance Community Workshop - December 3, 2012
Richmond BUILD III, 500 23rd St.
This meeting will be to discuss the
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Technical Assistance Needs Assessment (TANA), released on October 12, 2012.
The United Heckathorn Superfund Site is located in the Richmond Harbor and includes five acres of land and about 15 acres of marine sediments in the Lauritzen and Parr Channels. Contaminants from the activities of several companies that formulated, packaged, and shipped pesticides at this location from the mid-1940s to mid-1960s persist on this site. In March 1990, the United Heckathorn site was listed on the Federal Superfund List and the EPA directed cleanup efforts including dredging and capping upland areas.
Dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT) and dieldrin have persisted despite the large-scale cleanup. Current EPA studies show that DDT and dieldrin levels in the sediment, mussel, and fish are above cleanup levels in the Lauritzen Channel and DDT-contaminated sediment appears to be redistributed within the channel above cleanup levels. In response to increased contamination levels, the City of Richmond has been working with EPA since January 2012 on the United Heckathorn cleanup plan and community engagement strategy.
To find out more about the United Heckathorn Superfund Site, visit: www.epa.gov/region09/UnitedHeckathorn
EPA Quarterly Update - October 16, 2012
The EPA will provide a quarterly update to City Council on October 16, 2012 on the United Heckathorn Superfund Site. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) representative, representing the Natural Resource Trustees, will also be in attendance to answer questions.
View the October 16, 2012 presentation
View the current EPA cleanup schedule
Factsheet - English | Factsheet - Español | Factsheet - Laotian
March 19, 2012 Community Meeting Poster Boards
Poster 1 - United Heckathorn Superfund Site
Poster 2 - 2008 Fish Sample Results
Poster 3 - Comparison of Post-Remediation Sediment
Poster 4 - Mussel Sample Results
Poster 5 - Superfund Process
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State No Fishing Advisory
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