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DRAKE CHEMICAL

Abstract

Site Name:  DRAKE CHEMICAL
Address:  180 MYRTLE ST 
City & State:  LOCK HAVEN  PA  17745
County:  CLINTON
 
EPA ID:  PAD003058047
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-86/033
ROD Date:  05/13/1986
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SLUDGES SOILS
 
Contaminant:  INORGANICS, ORGANICS
 
Abstract:  THE DRAKE CHEMICAL SITE IS LOCATED IN LOCK HAVEN, CLINTON COUNTY, PA. BETWEEN 1962 AND 1982 DRAKE CHEMICAL, INC. (DCI) MANUFACTURED BATCHES OF SPECIALTY, INTERMEDIATE CHEMICALS FOR PRODUCERS OF DYES, PHARMACEUTICALS, COSMETICS, HERBICIDES, AND PESTICIDES. THE HERBICIDE FENAC, MANUFACTURED AT THE PLANT, IS A MAJOR SITE CONTAMINANT. THE EIGHT-ACRE INACTIVE SITE CONTAINS SIX MAJOR BUILDINGS. INSIDE AND SURROUNDING THE PROCESS BUILDINGS ARE APPROXIMATELY SIXTY PROCESS TANKS AND REACTORS. APPROXIMATELY TEN LARGE TANKS USED FOR BULK STORAGE OF ACIDS, BASES, AND FUEL OILS ARE OUTSIDE. ALSO LOCATED ONSITE ARE TWO LINED AND THREE UNLINED WASTEWATER TREATMENT LAGOONS. CHEMICAL SLUDGE AND CONTAMINATED SOIL COVER UNDERLIE MUCH OF THE OPEN AREA WHILE CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS IS STREWN ABOUT. DRUMS AND BULK WASTE MAY BE BURIED AT THE SITE. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN INCLUDE; INORGANICS AND ORGANICS INCLUDING TOLUENE, BENZENE, TCE, AND XYLENE.

THE SELECTED INTERIM REMEDY IS THE SECOND PHASE OF A THREE PHASE CLEANUP ACTION. IT INCLUDES; DRAINAGE AND REMOVAL OF THE TWO LINED LAGOONS AND TREATMENT OF DRAINED LIQUID AND SLUDGE IN AN OFFSITE RCRA-PERMITTED FACILITY; REMOVAL OF ALL TANKS, BUILDINGS, AND DEBRIS; DECONTAMINATION OF ALL METAL STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE SALVAGEABLE AS SCRAP; DISPOSAL IN A RCRA FACILITY OF ANY MATERIAL NOT DECONTAMINATED AND TREATMENT OF ANY LIQUIDS REMOVED TO A RCRA-PERMITTED TREATMENT FACILITY; INCINERATION OF WAREHOUSE-STORED CHEMICALS AT AN OFFSITE RCRA-PERMITTED INCINERATOR; AND ANALYSIS AND DISPOSAL (IF NEEDED) OF THE DECONTAMINATION FLUID IN A RCRA-PERMITTED FACILITY. THE ESTIMATED BASELINE CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDY IS $3,143,000 WITH NO ANTICIPATED O&M COSTS.
 
Remedy:  - DRAIN AND REMOVE TWO LINED WASTEWATER TREATMENT LAGOONS. TREAT DRAINED LIQUID AND SLUDGE IN AN OFFSITE RCRA-PERMITTED TREATMENT FACILITY.
- REMOVE ALL TANKS, BUILDINGS AND DEBRIS. DECONTAMINATE ALL METAL STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE SALVAGED AS SCRAP. ANY MATERIAL NOT DECONTAMINATED WILL BE TRANSPORTED AND DISPOSED OF IN A RCRA-PERMITTED LANDFILL. ANY LIQUIDS REMOVED WILL GO TO A RCRA-PERMITTED TREATMENT FACILITY.
- INCINERATION OF CHEMICALS STORED IN WAREHOUSE IN AN OFFSITE RCRA-PERMITTED INCINERATOR.
- ANALYSIS AND DISPOSAL (IF NEEDED) OF THE DECONTAMINATION FLUID IN A RCRA-PERMITTED FACILITY.
 
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