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HARVEY & KNOTT DRUM, INC.

Abstract

Site Name:  HARVEY & KNOTT DRUM, INC.
Address:  OLD COUNTY RD 
City & State:  KIRKWOOD  DE  19708
County:  NEW CASTLE
 
EPA ID:  DED980713093
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-85/017
ROD Date:  09/30/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL SURFACE WATER WETLANDS
 
Contaminant:  HEAVY METALS, INORGANICS, ORGANICS, PCBS
 
Abstract:  THE HARVEY-KNOTT DRUM SITE IS LOCATED IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, APPROXIMATELY ONE-HALF MILE EAST OF THE MARYLAND-DELAWARE BORDER. THE HARVEY AND KNOTTS TRUCKING, INC., OPERATED AN OPEN DUMP AND BURNING GROUND ON THE SITE BETWEEN 1963 AND 1969. THE FACILITY ACCEPTED SANITARY, MUNICIPAL, AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES BELIEVED TO BE SLUDGES, PAINT PIGMENTS, AND SOLVENTS. WASTES WERE EMPTIED ONTO THE GROUND, INTO EXCAVATED TRENCHES, OR LEFT IN DRUMS (SOME OF WHICH WERE BURIED). SOME OF THESE WASTES WERE EITHER BURNED AS A MEANS OF REDUCING WASTE VOLUME, OR ALLOWED TO SEEP INTO THE SOIL. CONTAMINATION OF SOIL, SURFACE WATER, AND GROUND WATER HAS OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF DISPOSAL OF THESE INDUSTRIAL WASTES.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES; CLEANING THE ONSITE DRAINAGE POND BY COLLECTING AND TREATING SURFACE WATER; REMOVAL AND OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS, SLUDGES, AND BULK WASTES TO A QUALIFYING RCRA FACILITY; REMOVAL AND OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF ALL CRUSHED OR INTACT SURFACE DRUMS, DEBRIS, WASTEPILES, AND SLUDGES TO A QUALIFYING RCRA FACILITY; INSTALLATION OF GROUND WATER EXTRACTION AND TREATMENT FACILITIES TO COLLECT AND REMOVE CONTAMINANTS IN THE SHALLOW GROUND WATER; APPLYING TREATED GROUND WATER TO FLUSH CONTAMINANTS FROM ONSITE SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE SOILS; AND PREPARATION OF THE SITE SURFACE FOR INSTALLING THE FLUSHING PIPE NETWORK WHICH ENTAILS (A) GRADING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION AREA, (B) COVERING WITH A 24-INCH LAYER OF CLEAN SOIL, AND (C) ESTABLISHING PERMANENT VEGETATION AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST DIRECT CONTACT. TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $3,572,000 WITH ANNUAL O&M COSTS APPROXIMATELY $776,000 FOR YEARS 1-5, $90,000 FOR YEARS 6-10 AND $44,000 FOR YEARS 11-30. DECISIONS ON THE EXTENT OF AQUIFER RESTORATION, CLEANUP ACTIONS IN OFFSITE STREAMS AND WETLANDS, AND FINAL SITE CLOSURE WILL BE DEFERRED PENDING (A) ADDITIONAL SOIL INVESTIGATION DURING DESIGN, (B) ANALYSES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CHOSEN ALTERNATIVE AND (C) THE IMPACTS OF THE SITE ON THE ADJACENT WETLANDS.
 
Remedy:  SPECIFICALLY, THIS ALTERNATIVE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS;

- CLEANING THE ONSITE DRAINAGE POND BY COLLECTING AND TREATING SURFACE WATER (EST. 200,000 GALLONS). AFTER THE POND IS DEWATERED, REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS, SLUDGES AND BULK WASTES TO A QUALIFYING FACILITY PERMITTED UNDER THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA) 40 C.F.R. PART 264, SUBPART N.
- REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF ALL CRUSHED OR INTACT SURFACE DRUMS, DEBRIS, WASTEPILES, AND SLUDGES TO A QUALIFYING RCRA FACILITY.
- INSTALLATION OF GROUND WATER EXTRACTION AND TREATMENT FACILITIES TO COLLECT AND REMOVE CONTAMINANTS IN THE SHALLOW GROUND WATER. TREATED GROUND WATER WILL THEN BE APPLIED TO FLUSH CONTAMINANTS FROM ONSITE SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE SOILS. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THIS EXTRACTION/TREATMENT/FLUSHING PROGRAM WILL OPERATE FOR FIVE YEARS TO RESTORE THE AQUIFER TO DRINKING WATER QUALITY OR FINAL EPA APPROVED ALTERNATE CONCENTRATION LIMITS.
- PREPARATION OF THE SITE SURFACE FOR INSTALLING THE FLUSHING PIPE NETWORK WILL ENTAIL (A) GRADING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION AREA, (B) COVERING WITH A 24 INCH LAYER OF CLEAN SOIL, AND (C) ESTABLISHING PERMANENT VEGETATION AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST DIRECT CONTACT.
 
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