Harris Avenue Shipyard

Floyd|Snider is completing a Site-Wide Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the Harris Avenue Shipyard, located in Fairhaven, Washington, that evaluates potential contaminant transport from uplands to sediments and builds upon existing work done in the uplands and sediment parcels. The upland areas are currently owned by the Port of Bellingham (Port) who leases two parcels for shipyard and marine fabrication use. The sediment area is primarily composed of parcels managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources with deferred management responsibilities to the Port. The remedy will be designed for a working upland and in-water shipyard with planned infrastructure upgrades within the context of integrated intertidal habitat restoration areas in the estuaries of Puget Sound, and Bellingham Bay-wide restoration planning.

The objective of the Site-Wide RI/FS is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation connecting the upland and in-water properties. This will involve building upon an existing sediment RI/FS and completing a full characterization of soil, groundwater, and sediment quality; determining the compliance status of upland soil and groundwater; and evaluating potential upland-sediment contaminant migration pathways. Remedial actions for upland soil and groundwater will be evaluated, and coordinated with updated sediment remedial actions to define site-wide remedial alternatives. Site-wide remedial alternatives will be evaluated and a recommended alternative proposed that optimizes cleanup criteria under the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and supports future uses anticipated at the site.


  • Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
  • Coordination of Cleanup with Shipyard Operational Needs
  • Cost Recovery Assistance
  • Source Control
  • Incorporation of Shipyard Infrastructure Improvements

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