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Superfund Site Report: HARBOR OIL INC.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Conditions at Proposal (September 5, 2002): Harbor Oil is a waste oil reprocessing facility located on approximately 4.2 acres in an industrial area of Portland, Oregon. Site operations began in 1961. The site formerly also operated as a tank truck cleaning facility. In March 1974, there was a major spill or release of waste oil from on site storage tanks, which resulted in a fish kill in Force Lake. Following the spill, the work area at the Harbor Oil site was described by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) staff as a mass of oil-soaked mud. ODEQ staff found Force Lake to be covered by a thin film of oil, and a thicker accumulation of oil, both fresh and decomposed, which had accumulated along the shorelines. In addition, in October 1979, a severe fire destroyed the facility and melted/ruptured five 20,000-gallon aboveground used oil tanks. The incident caused large volumes of used oils and smaller volumes of waste paints to flow west and south across the site, into the wetlands that border the site and Force Lake. In 1980, following the fire, the facility was rebuilt and a new tank farm was constructed. Currently, the petroleum recovery process tanks consist of a 4,000-gallon diesel fuel storage tank; six 20,000-gallon heated storage tanks: six 20,000-gallon cold storage tanks; and 205,000-gallon and 320,000-gallon cold storage tanks. These tanks hold used petroleum products in varying stages of recovery.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    2-METHYLNAPHTHALENE X   
    ACENAPHTHENE    X
    ACENAPHTHYLENE    X
    ANTHRACENE X   
    AROCLOR 1248 X   
    AROCLOR 1260 X   
    BENZ(A)ANTHRACENE X   
    BENZO(A)PYRENE X   
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE    X
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE    X
    BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE    X
    CADMIUM X   
    CARBAZOLE    X
    CHLOROBENZENE    X
    CHRYSENE X   
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X   
    DIBENZOFURAN    X
    ETHYLBENZENE    X
    FLUORANTHENE X   
    FLUORENE    X
    LEAD X   
    MERCURY X   
    NAPHTHALENE X   
    PHENANTHRENE X   
    PHENOL    X
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS X   
    PYRENE X   
    TOLUENE    X
    ZINC X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for HARBOR OIL INC.:

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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: HARBOR OIL INC.
    EPA ID: ORD071803985
    Address: 11535 NORTH FORCE AVENUE
    PORTLAND, OR 97217
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 29, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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