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INDUSTRIAL LANE

Abstract

Site Name:  INDUSTRIAL LANE
Address:  INDUSTRIAL DR 
City & State:  WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP  PA  18042
County:  NORTHAMPTON
 
EPA ID:  PAD980508493
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-86/028
ROD Date:  09/29/1986
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  TCE, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE INDUSTRIAL LANE SITE ENCOMPASSES APPROXIMATELY TWO SQUARE MILES IN WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. A PORTION OF THE CHRIN LANDFILL, A PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES PERMITTED LANDFILL, IS ON THE SITE AS ARE SEVERAL ACTIVE AND ABANDONED INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES, COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, RAILROADS AND FARMING/RESIDENTIAL AREAS. AS A RESULT OF THE DETECTION OF LOW LEVEL GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION, THE CHRIN LANDFILL WAS PLACED ON THE NPL IN FEBRUARY 1983. IN ADDITION TO THE PREPARATION OF A REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION, TWO FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LANE SITE WERE ALSO PREPARED. THE FIRST, KNOWN AS OPERABLE UNIT I, FOCUSES ON THE REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES FOR PRIVATE WELL USERS. THE SECOND, OPERABLE UNIT II, WILL FOCUS ON REMEDIAL ACTIONS ADDRESSING GROUND WATER REMEDIATION. NO CONSISTENT CONTAMINANT PLUME HAS BEEN DETECTED TO DATE DUE TO THE COMPLEX GEOLOGY OF THE AREA. POSSIBLE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONTAMINATION INCLUDE, BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO, IRON ORE EXTRACTION AND IRON WORKS OPERATIONS. THE POSSIBILITY ALSO EXISTS THAT REFUSE AND/OR OTHER KNOWN SUBSTANCES WERE MORE RECENTLY DISPOSED OF INTO ONE OR MORE OF THE IRON ORE EXTRACTION PITS ON THE CHRIN LANDFILL AND INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX FACILITY. WHILE RESIDENTIAL WELLS LOCATED UPGRADIENT OF THE CHRIN LANDFILL HAVE HISTORICALLY CONTAINED ONLY BACKGROUND LEVELS OF VOCS, THE CHEMICALS DETECTED IN WELLS WITHIN THE GLENDON BORO RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY REPRESENT THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN. THESE INCLUDE TETRACHLOROETHENE, TRICHLOROETHANE, AND CHLOROFORM.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INVOLVES THE PROVISION OF AN ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY TO APPROXIMATELY 15 HOUSEHOLDS. SINCE EXISTING CURB SERVICE IS AVAILABLE THIS ACTION ONLY INVOLVES INSTALLATION OF SEVERAL LINES TO THE DESIGNATED HOUSEHOLDS. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS ACTION IS $30,800 WITH NO ANNUAL O&M.
 
Remedy:  ALTERNATIVE NUMBER THREE (3) ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY HAS BEEN SELECTED, WHICH CONSISTS OF HOOKING UP NUMEROUS PRIVATE WELL USERS IN TWO HIGH RISK AREAS, LUCY'S CROSSING AND GLENDON BORO TO EXISTING WATER MAINS BELONGING TO THE EASTON CITY SUBURBAN WATER AUTHORITY. NO OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE IS NECESSARY FOR THIS REMEDY.
 
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