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MCADOO ASSOCIATES

Abstract

Site Name:  MCADOO ASSOCIATES
Address:  US 309 & OFF RAMP OF I 81 
City & State:  MCADOO BOROUGH  PA  18237
County:  SCHUYLKILL
 
EPA ID:  PAD980712616
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-85/012
ROD Date:  06/28/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  ACID AND CAUSTIC LIQUIDS, METALLIC SLUDGES, PAINT SLUDGES, SOLID WASTES, SPENT SOLVENTS, TOLUENE, WASTE OIL/WATER
 
Abstract:  THE MCADOO ASSOCIATES SITE IS AN EIGHT ACRE TRACK OF LAND LOCATED IN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. IT IS SITUATED APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES SOUTH OF MCADOO BOROUGH ON U.S. ROUTE 309. THE SITE AND ADJACENT AREA WAS ONCE USED EXTENSIVELY FOR DEEP AND STRIP MINING OF ANTHRACITE COAL. MINING ACTIVITIES STARTED IN 1884 AND CONTINUED PERIODICALLY UNTIL 1962. AFTER THE SITE WAS ACQUIRED BY MCADOO ASSOCIATES IN JANUARY 1975, TWO ROTARY-KILN FURNACES AND A VERTICAL LIQUID WASTE INCINERATOR WERE INSTALLED AND OPERATED AS PART OF A METALS RECLAIMING OPERATION. A LOG MAINTAINED BY MCADOO ASSOCIATES SHOWS ACCEPTANCE OF A VARIETY OF WASTES FROM JANUARY 1977 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1978. THESE WASTES INCLUDE; PAINT SLUDGES, SPENT SOLVENTS, METALLIC SLUDGES, ACID AND CAUSTIC LIQUIDS, TOLUENE, WASTE OIL/WATER, SOLID WASTES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS RESIDUALS. NONE OF THE INCOMING WASTE STREAMS RECEIVED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1977 WERE LOGGED INTO THE FACILITY.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THE MCADOO SITE INCLUDES; REMOVAL OF THE TANK AND DEBRIS; LIMITED EXCAVATION OF SOILS WITH OFF-SITE DISPOSAL IN A RCRA FACILITY; CAPPING; DIVERSION OF SURFACE WATER AND MAINTENANCE OF SURFACE WATER DIVERSION DITCHES AND COVER. IN ADDITION, A COMPREHENSIVE MINING STUDY TO DETERMINE APPROPRIATE CAP DESIGN AND AN EVALUATION OF THE DILUTION FACTOR WILL BE UNDERTAKEN DURING THE DESIGN PHASE. THE TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $2,360,000.
 
Remedy:  - REMOVAL OF THE TANK AND DEBRIS, LIMITED EXCAVATION OF SOILS WITH OFF-SITE DISPOSAL IN A RCRA FACILITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT EPA OFF-SITE DISPOSAL GUIDANCE, CAPPING TO MEET INTENT OF RCRA, AND DIVERSION SURFACE WATER.
- A COMPREHENSIVE MINING STUDY TO DETERMINE APPROPRIATE CAP DESIGN AND AN EVALUATION OF THE DILUTION FACTOR WILL BE UNDERTAKEN DURING THE DESIGN PHASE. IF THE AFFECTIVENESS OF THE RECOMMENDED REMEDY WOULD CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE STUDY, AN AMENDMENT TO THIS RECORD OF DECISION WILL BE REQUIRED.
- MAINTENANCE OF SURFACE WATER DIVERSION DITCHES AND COVER.
 
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