Moses Lake

Moses Lake
4:31 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Work begins on central Washington superfund site

The Moses Lake Wellfield Contamination Superfund Site is located in the City of Moses Lake in eastern Washington. Image via EPA

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 6:51 pm

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started the cleanup of a superfund site near Moses Lake in central Washington. This restoration has been in the works for decades.

The contaminated area is made up of an old Air Force airport, a county airport and some adjacent lands. Dumpsites there are loaded with chemicals like PCBs, lead and petroleum. The EPA has started testing and designing a treatment system to remove trichloroethylene from the groundwater at the superfund site.

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