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OTTATI & GOSS/KINGSTON STEEL DRUM

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Site Name:  OTTATI & GOSS/KINGSTON STEEL DRUM
Address:  HAVERHILL RD RTE 125 
City & State:  KINGSTON  NH  03848
County:  ROCKINGHAM
 
EPA ID:  NHD990717647
EPA Region:  01
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R01-87/021
ROD Date:  01/16/1987
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SEDIMENT SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  ABN, CYANIDE, METALS, PCBS, PESTICIDES, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE OTTATI AND GOSS/GREAT LAKES CONTAINER CORPORATION SITE (O&G/GLCC) IS LOCATED IN KINGSTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE WEST OF ROUTE 125. THE STUDY AREA FOR THE RI/FS INCLUDES THE 35-ACRE O&G/GLCC SITE, A MARSH AREA EAST OF THE RI/FS INCLUDES THE 35-ACRE O&G/GLCC SITE, A MARSH AREA EAST OF ROUTE 125 AND COUNTRY POND ADJACENT TO THE MARSH AREA. THREE SMALL BROOKS DRAIN THE MARSH AT ITS INTERFACE WITH COUNTRY POND; THE NORTHERN-MOST BROOK IS NORTH BROOK AND THE SOUTHERN MOST, SOUTH BROOK. FROM THE LATE 1950S THROUGH 1967, CONWAY BARREL & DRUM COMPANY (CBD) OWNED THE SITE AND PERFORMED DRUM RECONDITIONING OPERATIONS. THE RECONDITIONING OPERATIONS INCLUDED CAUSTIC RINSING OF DRUMS & DISPOSAL OF THE RINSE WATER IN A DRY WELL NEAR SOUTH BROOK. AS A RESULT OF STATE CONCERNS REGARDING THE PROXIMITY OF THE DRY WELL TO SOUTH BROOK AND COMPLAINTS OF RESULTING SOUTH BROOK AND COUNTRY POND POLLUTION, CBD ESTABLISHED LEACHING PITS IN AN AREA REMOVED FROM SOUTH BROOK. THE STATE'S WATER SUPPLY AND POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION (WSPCC) REPORTED ONSITE RUNOFF AND SEEPAGE FROM THE LEACHING PITS DRAINING INTO SOUTH BROOK AND EVENTUALLY INTO COUNTRY POND. REPORTS INCLUDED FISH KILLS IN COUNTRY POND, DYING VEGETATION ALONG SOUTH BROOK, AND SKIN IRRITATION OF SWIMMERS IN COUNTRY POND. IN MAY 1973, CBC WAS PURCHASED BY THE INTERNATIONAL MINERAL & CHEMICAL CORPORATION (IMC), WHO OWNED AND OPERATED THE DRUM RECONDITIONING PLANT UNTIL 1976. BEGINNING IN 1978, HEAVY SLUDGES (APPROXIMATELY THIRTY 55-GALLON DRUMS/MONTH) FROM THE WASH TANK AND DRUM DRAININGS, AS WELL AS RESIDUES FROM INCINERATOR OPERATIONS, WERE BROUGHT TO THE O&G SITE FOR PROCESSING. AFTER THE O&G OPERATIONS CEASED IN JUNE 1979, THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BUREAU OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ORDERED THE OWNERS & OPERATORS OF THE SITE TO REMOVE THE DRUMS AND CEASE SITE OPERATIONS. IN SEPTEMBER 1981, THE O&G/GLCC SITE WAS PLACED ON THE NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST (NPL). AN RI/FS FOR THE SITE WAS COMPLETED IN AUGUST 1986. THE DATA COLLECTED IN THE RI WAS USED TO DESCRIBE THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF CONTAMINATION. CONTAMINATION WAS IDENTIFIED BOTH ON AND OFF THE SITE IN THE GROUND WATER, SURFACE WATER, AND SOIL/SEDIMENT. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN INCLUDE; VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS), ACID AND BASE/BIPHENYLS (PCBS), PESTICIDES METALS, AND CYANIDE.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES; EXCAVATION OF APPROXIMATELY 5,000 CU. YDS. OF PCB CONTAMINATED SOIL AND SEDIMENTS FOLLOWED BY DESTRUCTION OF CONTAMINANTS BY INCINERATION; AERATION (LOW TEMPERATURE THERMAL STRIPPING) APPROXIMATELY 14,000 CU. YDS. OF CONTAMINATED SOILS; INSTALLATION OF GROUND WATER EXTRACTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH DISCHARGE OF TREATED GROUND WATER TO UPGRADIENT GROUND WATER AND POSSIBLY, TO LOCAL SURFACE WATERS; SITE GRADING AND DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED GLCC BUILDING MATERIALS; SITE COVER; AND INSTALLATION OF GROUND WATER AND COUNTRY POND MONITORING SYSTEMS AND DRINKING WATER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDY IS $8,592,500 WITH ANNUAL O&M COSTS OF $1,735,000.
 
Remedy:  - EXCAVATION OF APPROXIMATELY 5,000 CUBIC YARDS OF PCB CONTAMINATED SOIL AND SEDIMENTS FOLLOWED BY DESTRUCTION OF CONTAMINANTS BY INCINERATION.
- AERATION (LOW TEMPERATURE THERMAL STRIPPING) OF APPROXIMATELY 14,000 CUBIC YARDS OF CONTAMINATED SOILS.
- INSTALLATION OF GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH DISCHARGE OF TREATED GROUNDWATER TO UPGRADIENT GROUNDWATER, AND POSSIBLY, TO LOCAL SURFACE WATERS.
- SITE GRADING AND DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED GLCC BUILDING MATERIALS.
- SITE COVE
- INSTALLATION OF GROUNDWATER MONITORING SYSTEM, DRINKING WATER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM, AND COUNTRY POND MONITORING SYSTEM.
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE WILL INCLUDE LAWN MOWING OF THE GRASS COVER SYSTEM, CLEARING OBSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SITE STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, AND REGRADING OF THE SITE AS NECESSARY. MONITORING WILL INCLUDE SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF UPGRADIENT AND DOWNGRADIENT MONITORING WELLS; OF SURFACE WATERS INCLUDING COUNTRY POND; AND OF AREA PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY WELLS.
 
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