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Superfund Site Report: MCCORMICK & BAXTER CREOS. CO. (PORTLAND)
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Oregon The McCormick & Baxter Creosoting Company site covers approximately 58 acres and is located at 6900 Edgewater Street, approximately 7 miles south of the city of Portland, Oregon. McCormick & Baxter is situated on the west bank of the Willamette River in an area zoned for heavy industrial use. The site is bordered by railroad tracks on the northeast and northwest, a barge maintenance and dredging facility on the southeast, and an empty lot where a shipyard and cooperage was once located on the northwest. A residential area is located on the northwest side of the site on top of a bluff approximately 120 feet high. McCormick & Baxter was founded in 1944 to produce treated wood products during World War II. Wood treating products used at the site include creosote/diesel OIL mixtures, pentachlorophenol/diesel OIL mixtures, and a variety of water-and ammonia-based solutions containing ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, COPPER, and ZINC.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ACENAPHTHENE X   
    ANTHRACENE X   
    ARSENIC X   
    BENZ(A)ANTHRACENE X   
    BENZO(A)PYRENE X  X
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE X   
    BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE X   
    CARBAZOLE X   
    CHROMIUM X   
    CHRYSENE X   
    COPPER X   
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X   
    DIBENZ(A,H)ANTHRACENE X   
    FLUORANTHENE X   
    FLUORENE X   
    INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE    X
    NAPHTHALENE X   
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL X   
    PHENANTHRENE X   
    PYRENE X   


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for MCCORMICK & BAXTER CREOS. CO. (PORTLAND):

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: MCCORMICK & BAXTER CREOS. CO. (PORTLAND)
    EPA ID: ORD009020603
    Address: 6900 N EDGEWATER
    PORTLAND, OR 97203
    Other Names: MCCORMICK & BAXTER CREOS. CO. (PORTLAND)
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: May 31, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
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