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OHIO RIVER PARK
|Site Name:||OHIO RIVER PARK|
|City & State:||NEVILLE ISLAND PA 15225|
|NPL Status:||Currently on the Final NPL|
|ROD Type:||Record of Decision|
|Abstract:||The 32-acre Ohio River Park Neville Island site is located in the western end of Neville Island, which is situated in the Ohio River, roughly 10 miles downstream from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The site is accessible via the Coraopolis Bridge. Land use in the area is mixed industrial, commercial, and residential. The closest residence is located approximately 450 feet from the site. The 1-acre bridge portion of the site is located almost completely within the 100-year floodplain. In 1929, the Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Company (PC&C), which was located on the eastern end of Neville Island, produced coke and pig iron. In 1930, PC&C began cement operations, and between 1949 and 1955, the plant also manufactured pesticides. Records indicate that, although no formal documentation that waste disposal occurred directly in the Bridge portion of the site exists, it is possible that some of the waste may have still contaminated this area. In 1977, the land was donated to the county and construction of an onsite park began. During the construction phase, approximately 13,000 yd of waste was excavated, then reburied. Park construction was then halted, and the site was returned to the Neville Land Company. EPA has divided the site into two operable units for remediation. This ROD addresses onsite soil contamination in the Bridge portion of the site, as OU2. A future ROD will address onsite ground water contamination, as OU1. Based on information obtained during the baseline risk assessment, EPA has determined that there is no exposure scenario which poses a risk above 10[-4] level; and therefore, there are no contaminants of concern affecting this site. SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION: The selected remedial action for this site is no further action, since the site no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment. There are no present worth or O&M costs associated with this no action remedy. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OR GOALS: Not applicable. INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS: Not applicable.|
The selected alternative for the Bridge Portion of the Site is "No Action" with respect to the soil contamination. As specified in Section VI, Summary of Site Risk, there are no site-related risks that warrant a remedial action of any kind with respect to soil contamination in the Bridge Portion of the Site.
Ground water contamination will be evaluated separately and addressed in the Remedial Investigation Report for the Site.
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