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CRAIG FARM DRUM

Abstract

Site Name:  CRAIG FARM DRUM
Address:  SR 4001 
City & State:  PARKER  PA  16049
County:  ARMSTRONG
 
EPA ID:  PAD980508527
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-89/079
ROD Date:  09/29/1989
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SOIL GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  BENZENE, PHENOL, INORGANICS, CHROMIUM, LEAD
 
Abstract:  THE CRAIG FARM DRUM SITE COVERS APPROXIMATELY 117 ACRES NEAR THE VILLAGE OF FREDERICKSBURG IN ARMSTRONG COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. THE AREA AROUND THE SITE IS DOMINATED BY FARMLAND AND FOREST, AND A CREEK CROSSES THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE. THE SITE CONSISTS OF TWO ABANDONED STRIP MINE PITS WHICH WERE LATER USED FOR DISPOSAL OF DISTILLATION RESIDUE CONTAINING RESORCINOL AND OTHER HIGH POLYMERS. FROM 1958 TO 1963 THE KOPPERS CHEMICAL CO. DISPOSED OF 2,500 TONS OF RESORCINOL PRODUCTION RESIDUE IN 55-GALLON DRUMS IN THE PITS. RESORCINOL IS AN ORGANIC COMPOUND USED AS AN ADHESIVE ENHANCER IN COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS SUCH AS TIRES AND PHARMACEUTICALS. INVESTIGATIONS IN 1984 REVEALED THAT THE MAJORITY OF DRUMS WERE BROKEN OR CRUSHED AND WERE WITHOUT LIDS. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN AFFECTING THE SOIL AND GROUND WATER ARE ORGANICS INCLUDING BENZENE AND PHENOL, INORGANICS, AND METALS INCLUDING LEAD AND CHROMIUM.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES THE EXCAVATION OF 32,000 CUBIC YARDS OF SOIL FROM THE TWO DISPOSAL PITS AND SURROUNDING AREA WITH ONSITE TREATMENT USING SOLIDIFICATION; PLACEMENT OF TREATED SOIL IN A NEWLY EXCAVATED AND LINED ONSITE LANDFILL FOLLOWED BY CAPPING; PASSIVE COLLECTION OF GROUND WATER USING A SEEP INTERCEPTOR SYSTEM WITH OFFSITE TREATMENT; AND PERFORMING A GROUND WATER VERIFICATION STUDY. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $5,188,000, WHICH INCLUDES ESTIMATED ANNUAL O&M COSTS OF $124,000 FOR 30 YEARS.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDY SEEKS TO PREVENT SITE CONTAMINANTS FROM MIGRATING OFFSITE AND/OR IMPACTING A SMALL CREEK THAT CROSSES THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE SITE (UNNAMED CREEK). A LANDFILL WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FOR DISPOSITION OF THE SOURCE MATERIAL FROM THE TWO DISPOSAL PITS AND THE SURROUNDING CONTAMINATED SOIL. THE SOURCE MATERIAL WILL BE STABILIZED/ SOLIDIFIED PRIOR TO ITS PLACEMENT IN THE LANDFILL. CONTAM INATED GROUND WATER WILL ALSO BE COLLECTED PASSIVELY USING TWO INTERCEPTOR TRENCHES AT SEEPAGE POINTS DOWNGRADIENT OF THE TWO PITS. THE COLLECTED GROUND WATER WILL BE TRANSPORTED WEEKLY TO AN OFFSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UNTIL THE REMEDIATION IS JUDGED TO BE COMPLETED.

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS OF THE SELECTED REMEDY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* AFTER THE TWO PITS ARE EXCAVATED, THEY WILL BE REFILLED WITH UNCONTAMINATED SOIL, AND THE AREA WILL BE COVERED WITH ENOUGH SOIL TO SUPPORT VEGETATION.
* A GROUND WATER VERIFICATION STUDY WILL ALSO BE DONE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE GROUND WATER (BOTH ON-AND OFFSITE), NOT BEING ADDRESSED BY THE SELECTED REMEDY, NEEDS ANY FURTHER REMEDIATION. THIS STUDY IS EXPECTED TO CONFIRM THAT THE GROUND WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM IS WORKING PROPERLY, AND IS ADEQUATE TO ADDRESS ALL OF THE CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER.
* INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS, SUCH AS UTILIZING DEED NOTICES TO INFORM PROPERTY OWNERS ABOUT CONTAMINANTS AT THE SITE, WILL ALSO BE IMPLEMENTED.
* A WETLANDS DELINEATION WILL ALSO BE DONE IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THAT THE PROPOSED LOCATION FOR THE LANDFILL IS THE APPROPRIATE DISTANCE FROM THE ONSITE WETLANDS. IF THE PROPOSED LOCATION IS FOUND TO BE TOO CLOSE TO THE WETLANDS, THE LANDFILL WILL BE MOVED TO A MORE REMOTE AREA OF THE SITE. POTENTIAL IMPACTS TO THE WETLANDS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND MINIMIZED TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE DURING THE DESIGN PHASE OF THIS PROJECT.
* A TREATABILITY STUDY ON THE SOLIDIFICATION PROCEDURE WILL BE DONE, AND ITS EFFECTIVENESS WILL BE EVALUATED BY THE EPA PRIOR TO THE FULL-SCALE REMEDIAL ACTION.
 
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