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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/R03-91/130
ROD Date:  09/30/1991
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  NONE
 
Contaminant:  NONE
 
Abstract:  THE 9-ACRE MCADOO ASSOCIATES SITE IS AN INACTIVE STRIP AND DEEP MINING FACILITY LOCATED IN KLINE TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. THE SITE CONSISTS OF TWO LOCATIONS: THE 8-ACRE MCADOO-KLINE TOWNSHIP (MKT) LOCATION, AND THE 1-ACRE MCADOO-BLAINE STREET (MBS) LOCATION. THE MKT LOCATION IS SITUATED AT THE SITE OF AN OLD (SUBSURFACE AND SURFACE STRIP) COAL MINE, AND LAND ADJACENT TO THIS LOCATION IS INDUSTRIAL, ABANDONED, OR CONTAINS RECLAIMED MINE AREAS. THE SHALLOW AQUIFER AT THE MKT LOCATION CONSISTS OF GROUND WATER-FILLED MINE WORKINGS AND OTHER SUBSURFACE VOIDS BENEATH THE MKT LOCATION, COLLECTIVELY CALLED THE "MINE POOL." THE MINE POOL DISCHARGES AT THE SILVERBROOK DISCHARGE TO THE UPPER REACHES OF THE LITTLE SCHUYLKILL RIVER. BOTH THE MINE POOL AND THE RIVER HAVE BEEN SEVERELY AFFECTED BY ACID MINE DRAINAGE. THE MBS LOCATION IS ADJACENT TO A RESIDENTIAL AREA AND A MINE SPOIL RECLAMATION SITE, AND IS PRESENTLY COVERED WITH GRAVEL AND USED FOR VEHICLE STORAGE. FROM THE 1880'S TO THE 1960'S, STRIP AND DEEP MINING OF ANTHRACITE COAL OCCURRED AT THE MKT LOCATION. TWO ROTARY KILN FURNACES AND AN UPRIGHT LIQUID WASTE INCINERATOR WERE INSTALLED ONSITE BETWEEN 1975 AND 1976 TO RECLAIM METALS FROM WASTE SLUDGES, REPORTEDLY USING WASTE SOLVENTS AS FUELS. IN 1979, EPA ORDERED THE MKT LOCATION TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF NUMEROUS ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE PROBLEMS. AT THE TIME OF CLOSURE, THE LOCATION CONTAINED AN INCINERATOR, A GARAGE AND OFFSITE TRAILER, 6,790 DRUMS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE, FOUR ABOVE-GROUND 15,000-GALLON STORAGE TANKS, THREE ABOVE-GROUND 10,000-GALLON TANKS, AND MISCELLANEOUS DEBRIS. THE MBS LOCATION WAS USED FOR THE STORAGE OF WASTE OIL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE IN 5 UNDERGROUND TANKS. ACTIVITIES AT THE MBS LOCATION WERE STOPPED BY EPA IN 1979. AS A RESULT OF FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS, ALL DRUMS AND SITE FEATURES WERE REMOVED FROM THE MKT LOCATION BETWEEN 1981 AND 1988. A 1984 INITIAL REMEDIAL MEASURE (IRM) FOR THE MBS LOCATION PROVIDED FOR REMOVAL OF UNDERGROUND TANKS AND CONTAMINATED SOIL, AND A 1985 ROD ADDRESSED REMEDIATION OF SOIL CONTAMINATION AT THE MKT LOCATION. THIS ROD ADDRESSES SEDIMENT, GROUND WATER, AND SURFACE WATER AT THE MKT LOCATION, AND GROUND WATER AT THE MBS LOCATION. EPA HAS DETERMINED THAT NO FURTHER REMEDIAL ACTION OTHER THAN THAT ALREADY IMPLEMENTED AT THE SITE IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT; THEREFORE, THERE ARE NO CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE IS NO FURTHER ACTION BECAUSE PREVIOUS INTERIM REMEDIAL ACTIVITIES WERE ADEQUATE TO PROTECT HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT. GROUND WATER RING AT THE MKT AND MBS LOCATIONS WILL BE PERFORMED, INCLUDING EXPANDING THE ONGOING WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM AT THE MKT LOCATION, AND INSTALLING FOUR GROUND WATER MONITORING WELLS AT THE MBS LOCATION. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH COST FOR THIS NO ACTION REMEDY WITH GROUND WATER MONITORING IS $503,540, WHICH INCLUDES AN ANNUAL O&M COST OF $434,000 FOR 30 YEARS.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OR GOALS; NOT APPLICABLE.
 
Remedy:  THE EPA HAS DETERMINED THAT NO FURTHER REMEDIAL ACTION OTHER THAN THAT ALREADY IMPLEMENTED AT THE SITE IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT. HOWEVER, GROUND-WATER MONITORING AT THE MKT AND MBS LOCATIONS WILL BE PERFORMED FOR 30 YEARS TO ENSURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REMEDIAL ACTIONS ALREADY EXECUTED.

THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE MONITORING PROGRAM INCLUDE;
* EXPANSION OF THE ONGOING LONG-TERM (30 YEARS) WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM AS NEEDED AT THE MKT LOCATION (ORIGINALLY INCLUDED AS PART OF THE 1985 ROD) TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SAMPLING OF ALL EXISTING MONITORING WELLS. SAMPLES FROM THESE WELLS SHALL BE ANALYZED FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND NINE INORGANIC ANALYTES.
* INSTALLATION OF FOUR GROUND-WATER MONITORING WELLS AT THE MBS LOCATION AND THE LONG-TERM MONITORING (30 YEARS) OF GROUND-WATER QUALITY AT THE MBS LOCATION. SAMPLES FROM THESE WELLS SHALL BE ANALYZED FOR VOLATILE AND SEMI-VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND TOTAL ANALYTE LIST INORGANICS.
 
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