Former Fashion Dry Cleaners

 
Site Contact:
Eric Vanderboom
OSC

(vanderboom.eric@epa.gov)

Site Location:
Pocatello, ID 83201
response.epa.gov/FFDC

The Former Fashion Cleaners Vapor Intrusion Site is located in Pocatello, Idaho, which is a commercial-use area of Pocatello. The structurally developed parcel contains one building that was occupied by a small business and a small single-family residential apartment, both of which are currently vacant. According to the Bannock County Tax Parcel viewer, the Site is comprised of approximately 0.13 acres. The Site was reportedly opened in 1949 as a dry cleaner, and reportedly continued operations through 2014. A 2011 hazardous waste manifest  for  Fashion Cleaners  indicated  that  7,900  pounds  of  liquid  waste  (tetrachloroethene  [PCE]  and trichloroethene [TCE]) was collected and transported to a disposal facility.   

The Fashion Dry Cleaners was listed as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator of F002 listed hazardous waste, including the chlorinated solvents PCE and TCE in both 1994 and 2012. The generation of hazardous waste was deemed a Recognized Environmental Condition in the Phase I ESA performed at an adjacent property in February 2019. The Phase I ESA summary indicated that the subject property was the site of the former Fashion Dry Cleaners facility. A subsequent Phase II ESA was performed at the adjacent property in March 2019. The Phase II ESA 
involved the collection of three interior sub-slab soil vapor samples and two ambient air samples (one collected indoor and one collected outdoor). As a result of the PCE and TCE soil vapor detections on the adjacent property, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) requested that an Initial Site Characterization be performed on the Site. The Initial Site Characterization was performed in November 2019.

In March 2020 IDEQ formally requested EPA Removal Programs assistance with the site.