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City & State:  BUFFALO TOWNSHIP  PA  16055
County:  BUTLER
EPA ID:  PAD980508618
EPA Region:  03
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-94/178
ROD Date:  05/26/1994
Operable Unit(s):  02
Media:  groundwater
Contaminant:  Paint and solvent wastes, painting wastes, metal sludges, waste oils
Abstract:  Please note that the text in this document summarizes the Record of Decision for the purposes of facilitating searching and retrieving key text on the ROD. It is not the officially approved abstract drafted by the EPA Regional offices. Once EPA Headquarters receives the official abstract, this text will be replaced.

The 15-acre Hranica Landfill site is a landfill, drum disposal, and incineration facility located in Buffalo Township, PA. Land use in the area is predominantly agricultural and residential. It is estimated that 1,000 people reside within a one-mile radius of the site, 4,000 people reside within a two-mile radius of the site, and 10,000 people reside within a three-mile radius if the site. The nearest off-site drinking well is approximately 2,000 feet from the site boundary.

From 1966 to 1974, the facility accepted both municipal and industrial waste. These wastes were disposed of through either incineration or surface impoundment storage. The owners, William and Joseph Hranica, disposed of additional liquid wastes through direct discharge into unlined surface impoundments. Residual ash produced from the incineration process was stored in unprotected piles on-site. A preliminary nvestigation at the site was conducted by PPG Industries, Inc and later confirmed groundwater contamination. The Site Investigation Report indicated that Hranica Landfill received paint and solvent wastes from the PPG plant and from the PPG Research and Development Center. The Hranica facility also received plating wastes, metal sludge, and waste oils from the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA).

During 1983 and 1984, removal activities financed by PPG and ALCOA were conducted to remove and dispose more than 19,200 drums and 4,000 cubic yards of visibly contaminated soil. Three large tanks containing oils and paint sludge were incinerated and the ash was consolidated at the southern portion of the site and capped. EPA and PPG entered into a Consent Order on March 13, 1987 requiring that PPG conduct a Phase II Comprehensive Site Investigation, deemed to be equivalent to an RI/FS and EA.

This ROD addresses the selected remedial action for OU 2 which consists of on-si determined that ground water beneath or adjacent to the site does not pose a threat to human health or the environment. No further action is the selected remedy.

The remedy status for the media addressed in this ROD are as follows:Groundwater 1 is No Action. The media volume associated with the Landfill - Privately Owned site is not documented. The state does not concur with the selected remedy.
Remedy:  The selected remedial action for this site is no further action with ground water monitoring. Monitoring will commence in the Spring of 1994 with ground water sampling twice a year. A total of 10 rounds of data will be collected prior to the five year review.
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