Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Vancouver USA Cleanup Continues

By Karen Robes Meeks

Pollution cleanup continues at property acquired by Port of Vancouver USA, an effort closely watched by a port contractor and the Washington State Department of Ecology.

According to the port, test results from the cleanup have been so positive that crews were able to remove 35 observation wells used for groundwater monitoring in Fruit Valley last February.

Since 2009, when the port put in a pump and treatment system to deal with contaminated groundwater in the Fruit Valley area, more than 10 billion gallons of groundwater have been treated.

The port also reported that shallow groundwater contamination is down by 96 percent and is now limited to a small part of port-owned property.