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KANE & LOMBARD STREET DRUMS

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Site Name:  KANE & LOMBARD STREET DRUMS
Address:  KANE & LOMBARD STS 
City & State:  BALTIMORE  MD  21224
County:  BALTIMORE CITY
 
EPA ID:  MDD980923783
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-87/038
ROD Date:  09/30/1987
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUND WATER SOIL
 
Contaminant:  HEAVY METALS, ORGANICS, PAHS, PCBS, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE KANE AND LOMBARD SITE IS AN 8.4-ACRE PARCEL OF UNDEVELOPED LAND IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. DUMPING AND BURNING OF CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS, DOMESTIC TRASH AND DRUMS OCCURRED AT THE SITE FROM 1962 UNTIL 1967 WHEN THE CITY PASSED AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE OPEN BURNING OF REFUSE. ILLEGAL DUMPING CONTINUED FROM 1967 UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 1984, DURING WHICH TIME MANY CITATIONS WERE ISSUED FOR ILLEGAL BURNING ON THE PROPERTY. IN 1980 MARYLAND STATE INSPECTORS OBSERVED BETWEEN 400 AND 500 DRUMS, THE MAJORITY OF WHICH WERE RUSTED, DAMAGED AND CONTAINED HOLES. FOLLOWING AN ONSITE PROPERTY ASSESSMENT, EPA AUTHORIZED THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF 1,163 DRUMS IN 1984. OF THOSE, 822 DRUMS WERE CLASSIFIED AS EMPTY AND 341 DRUMS CONTAINED CONTAMINANTS WHICH INCLUDED; BENZENE, TOLUENE, XYLENE, PAHS, PCBS AND HEAVY METALS. APPROXIMATELY SIX INCHES OF SOIL BELOW THE DRUMS WERE REMOVED AND DISPOSED OFFSITE. THE SITE WAS STABILIZED BY REGRADING, CAPPING AND REVEGETATION. CURRENTLY SOIL AND GROUND WATER ARE CONTAMINATED WITH THESE PRIOR DRUM CONTAMINANTS.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES; REMOVAL OF DRUMS, HOT SPOTS AND CONTAMINATED SOIL (APPROXIMATELY 67,000 YD3); SITE CLEANING AND REMOVAL OF VEGETATION TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUBSURFACE CONTAINMENT/DIVERSION STRUCTURES; CONSTRUCTION OF A MULTI-LAYER SOIL CAP; CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE SYSTEM; CLEARING OF DRAINAGE DITCH ALONG EAST SIDE OF THE SITE; DEVELOPMENT OF NECESSARY SURFACE WATER RUN-OFF MANAGEMENT FACILITIES; AND GROUND WATER MONITORING. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $4,692,660 WITH ANNUAL O&M OF $28,930.
 
Remedy:  THIS REMEDY FOCUSES ONLY ON THE KANE AND LOMBARD PROPERTY BECAUSE ADJACENT PROPERTIES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND. GROUND WATER IN THE AREA WILL BE DEFERRED IN THIS RECORD OF DECISION UNTIL FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS ON THESE OTHER POTENTIAL SITES ARE CONCLUDED.

THE SELECTED SITE REMEDY DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ALL ARARS, BUT WILL BE CONSISTENT, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, WITH THOSE ACTION SPECIFIC ARARS.

THE SELECTED REMEDY CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING;

- REMOVAL OF DRUMS AND HOT SPOTS, CONTAMINATED SOIL ON THE SITE.
- SITE CLEANING AND REMOVAL OF VEGETATION TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS.
- CONSTRUCTION OF SUBSURFACE CONTAINMENT/DIVERSION STRUCTURES TO BOTH PREVENT THE UNCONTROLLED LATERAL MIGRATION OF PRESENTLY CONTAMINATED SHALLOW GROUND WATER FROM THE SITE, AND PREVENT THE LATERAL RECHARGE FLOW OF UNCONTAMINATED GROUND WATER INTO THE WASTE AREA.
- CONSTRUCTION OF A MULTILAYER SOIL CAP OVER THE AREA TO PREVENT THE INFILTRATION OF PRECIPITATION AND SURFACE WATER INTO THE WASTE AREA.
- CONSTRUCTION OF A DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
- CLEARING OF DRAINAGE DITCH ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF THE SITE.
- DEVELOPMENT OF NECESSARY SURFACE WATER RUNOFF MANAGEMENT FACILITIES.
- CONTINUED GROUND WATER MONITORING OF THE SITE.
 
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