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...