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The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Environmental Trust mission is to achieve & maintain a healthy environment with functioning ecological systems including biodiversity, clean water, clean air and healthy soils required to support plants, animals, tribal values and subsistence uses.

CIPV Purchasing Building Spill

The CIPV site is located on the east side of Omak, Washington at 729 South Jackson Street and 1100 East 8th Avenue.  In summer 2007, CIVP workers noticed oil-stained soil in the area adjacent to discarded above ground storage tanks situated behind the CIPV purchasing building.  A total of eight leaking storage tanks were found to be sitting over stained soil in an approximately 65 x 50 feet area.  The oil was a combination of hydraulic oil, used oil, and fuel tanks.  Soil samples indicated contamination.  Cleanup included removing remaining liquids from the tanks, excavation and off-site disposal of affected soil.  Remedial activities include backfill and compaction (with clean sand from CIPV fill stockpile) to affected area.