pacific sound resources

The Pacific Sound Resources (PSR) site, formerly known as the Wyckoff West Seattle Wood Treating facility, is located on the south shore of Elliott Bay on Puget Sound, at 2801 SW Florida Street, Seattle, King County, Washington. The PSR site encompasses 83 acres; 58 acres of the site are either intertidal (2 acres) or subtidal (56 acres) lands. Although residential areas are located within one mile of the site, the surrounding areas are primarily commercial and industrial. The local population and industrial users obtain their drinking and production water from public supplies. The Wyckoff family operated the site as a wood-treating facility between 1909 and 1994. Creosote and related hazardous constituents were used in large quantities over many years and were discharged onto the ground during a variety of industrial activities at the site. The discharged creosote then seeped into shallow groundwater and was eventually discharged into subtidal sediments immediately to the north. Hazardous constituents were also disposed of directly onto the site’s intertidal areas. The upland property was purchased by the Port of Seattle (Port) in 1994 and was included in the Port's larger redevelopment and expansion project in West Seattle to construct a modern intermodal container terminal facility. During this period, the Port implemented several upland early cleanup actions, under EPA oversight, to control releases from the site and to prepare it for reuse. The southern portion of the upland unit is currently being utilized by the Port as part of their intermodal container terminal facility, and the northern portion has been reconstructed as a public waterfront park. Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through federal actions.

Hazardous Ranking Score

71 / 100

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

Regional Contact

Region 10
Phone: (800) 424-4372

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Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


        African American
        American Indian and Alaska Native
        Native Hawaiian


        People living
        within a 1 mile radius


        Average Income


        Occupied homes

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