- Removal of about 2,000 creosote pilings;
- Excavation of intertidal areas and dredging of wood waste from the bottom of Port Gamble Bay;
- Installation of a sand-cap of up to four feet in specific locations in Port Gamble Bay;
- Removal of all existing docks and overwater structures on and around the former Pope & Talbot Port Gamble mill site by the fall of 2015.
Pope Resources (NASDAQ:POPE), together with the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology (Ecology), announced that the two parties have agreed on the scope for the final portion of the environmental clean-up effort in and around Port Gamble Bay, a process that began in 2002. Pope Resources and Ecology will sign a consent decree, which is a legally binding agreement that will lay out how the remaining clean-up of contaminated in-water sediments will be designed and carried out. The agreement, which was reached after lengthy negotiations, includes: