Jump to main content.


Local Navigation


Record of Decision System (RODS)

LACKAWANNA REFUSE

Abstract

Site Name:  LACKAWANNA REFUSE
Address:  SOUTH KEYSER AVENUE 
City & State:  OLD FORGE  PA  18518
County:  LACKAWANNA
 
EPA ID:  PAD980508667
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-85/010
ROD Date:  03/22/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  ORGANIC ACIDS, PAINTS AND THINNERS, SLUDGES, TOXIC METAL, VARIOUS SOLVENTS
 
Abstract:  THE LACKAWANNA REFUSE SITE IS LOCATED ALONG A SECTION OF THE NORTH-SOUTH BORDER BETWEEN THE BOROUGH OF OLD FORGE AND RANSOM TOWNSHIP, IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA. FIVE STRIP MINE PITS OF FIVE TO SIX ACRES EACH WERE EXCAVATED IN THIS AREA DURING THE LAST CENTURY, AND THREE WERE LATER USED FOR WASTE DISPOSAL IN THE 1970'S. ONE ABANDONED PIT (PIT 5) CONTAINS ABOUT 15,000 BURIED DRUMS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AS WELL AS MUNICIPAL REFUSE. PIT 5 IS APPROXIMATELY FIVE ACRES AND IS ESTIMATED TO BE 30-50 FEET DEEP. THE PIT HAS ONLY A THIN COVER OF SOIL ABOVE THE WASTE. THE CONTENTS OF 20 DRUMS WERE SAMPLED AND FOUND TO CONTAIN VARIOUS SOLVENTS, PAINTS AND THINNERS, SLUDGES, ORGANIC ACIDS, AND TOXIC METALS.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES; REMOVAL OF ALL DRUMS AND HIGHLY CONTAMINATED MUNICIPAL REFUSE FROM PIT 5 FOR DISPOSAL AT A RCRA-REGULATED FACILITY, CLAY CAPPING (WITH GAS VENTING SYSTEMS) OF PITS 2, 3, AND 5, INSTALLATION OF SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE DIVERSION AND CONSTRUCTION OF A LEACHATE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL THREE PITS, REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF THE TOP LAYER OF CONTAMINATED SOIL FROM THE BORE HOLE PIT AND THE ACCESS ROAD, RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ROAD WITH APPROPRIATE DRAINAGE AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROLS, AND REMOVAL OF THE DRIED PAINT AND CONTAMINATED SOIL IN THE PAINT SPILL AREA FOR OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF A RCRA-REGULATED FACILITY. THE ESTIMATED TOTAL PROJECT CAPITAL COST FOR THESE REMEDIAL ACTIONS IS $8,200,000.
 
Remedy:  - REMOVAL OF ALL DRUMS AND HIGHLY CONTAMINATED MUNICIPAL REFUSE FROM PIT 5 FOR OFF-SITE DISPOSAL AT A QUALIFYING RCRA FACILITY.
- CONSTRUCTION OF A CLAY CAP OVER PITS 2, 3, AND 5 TO MEET RCRA REQUIREMENTS.
- INSTALLATION OF SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE DIVERSION AROUND ALL THREE PITS AND CONSTRUCTION OF A LEACHATE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL THREE PITS.
- CONSTRUCTION OF A GAS VENTING SYSTEM THROUGH THE CAPS OF ALL THREE PITS.
- REMOVAL OF THE TOP LAYER OF CONTAMINATED SOIL FROM THE BOREHOLE PIT FOR OFF-SITE DISPOSAL AT A QUALIFYING RCRA FACILITY AND RETURNING TO GRADE WITH A SOIL COVER.
- REMOVAL OF THE TOP LAYER OF CONTAMINATE SOIL FROM THE ACCESS ROAD AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ROAD WITH APPROPRIATE DRAINAGE AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROLS.
- REMOVAL OF THE DRIED PAINT AND CONTAMINATED SOIL IN THE PAINT SPILL AREA FOR OFF-SITE DISPOSAL AT A QUALIFYING RCRA FACILITY.
- DEVELOPMENT OF A MONITORING PROGRAM DURING THE REMEDIAL ACTION, TO INCLUDE MONITORING THE EXISTING WELLS ON-SITE, THE GAS VENTING SYSTEM AND THE LEACHATE TREATMENT SYSTEM.
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA (THE STATE). QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS OF THE SITE WILL BE PERFORMED AND ANY REPAIRS NECESSARY TO THE CAP WILL BE MADE. THE LEACHATE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM AND ANY GAS TREATMENT FOUND TO BE NECESSARY THROUGH THE MONITORING SYSTEM WILL BE OPERATED BY THE STATE.
 
Text:  View full-text ROD [ 55K ]
To download a full-text ROD, right click on the above link and select Save Link As. A full-text ROD is in PDF format. Please note that download time may be extended given the size of the full-text document. File size is noted in kilobytes (K) or megabytes (M) next to the download link.
About Adobe Portable Document Format
 
Return to Search Results    Return to RODS List

OSWER Home | Superfund Home


Jump to main content.