reynolds metals company

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The Reynolds Metals site was the location of a primary aluminum reduction plant where alumina from bauxite ore was converted to aluminum. The site included the location of the 80-acre plant and approximately 700 surrounding acres. Reynolds ceased operations in 2000, and the facility is currently owned by ALCOA. The facility is located about 1ΒΌ miles north of Troutdale and is bordered by the Columbia River to the north and the Sandy River to the east. The United States government built the plant in 1941, to support its war-time operations. Reynolds first leased the plant from the government in 1946, and purchased it three years later. Large quantities of wastes were generated by the plant during the production of aluminum. Major hazardous substances of concern include polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), aluminum, cyanide, fluoride, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from electrical equipment. The Columbia and Sandy Rivers are used for recreation and fishing. People reach the rivers by traversing the Reynolds property. Anadromous fish live in both rivers. Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through potentially responsible parties' actions.

Hazardous Ranking Score

71 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

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Discovery
Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL
Removal

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Carcinogen
      Endocrine Disrupter
      Neurotoxic
      Sensitiser
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic
      VOC
      Mutagen

        Census

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        Asian
        American Indian and Alaska Native
        Native Hawaiian
        Other

        14

        People living
        within a 1 mile radius

        $69,386

        Average Income

        9

        Occupied homes

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