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EPA Proposes “Lockheed West Seattle” Site for National Priorities List

Release Date: 09/26/2006
Contact Information: Denise Baker-Kircher, (206) 553-4303, Tony Brown, (206) 553-1203,

(Seattle, WA – September 26, 2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add the Lockheed West Seattle site to the National Priorities List (NPL), also called the Superfund list. The site is located at 3443 West Marginal Way SW on Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington.

Historic industrial practices at this former shipyard released contaminants into the bay, including metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and petroleum products. An NPL listing notifies the public that EPA believes a site requires further study and possible cleanup under EPA’s Superfund program.

The Lockheed West Seattle site is one among several other contaminated sediment sites in the Harbor Island area that require remediation. Recently, successful cleanups at the Todd Shipyard facility and another Lockheed shipyard have been completed. At these sites, 330,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments were dredged and removed from the sites, 7800 pilings were removed, and over 5 acres of fish-friendly inter-tidal habitat were created. Sediment cleanup projects like these are a significant part of the EPA's continuing efforts to the remove toxins from Puget Sound.

EPA Seeks Your Comments Beginning September 27

EPA will consider all public comments on the proposed listing received during a 60-day period beginning September 27, 2006. You may review materials supporting EPA’s proposal during regular business hours at the EPA Region 10 Records Center, 1200 6th Ave, 7th Floor, Seattle, WA. Call (206) 553-4494 for an appointment.

For more information about making comments online:
For more information about the Lockheed West Seattle site:

To request reasonable accommodation or have your name added to the site mailing list, contact Cindy C. Schuster at (206) 553-1815 or

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