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BRUIN LAGOON

Abstract

Site Name:  BRUIN LAGOON
Address:  RTE 268 
City & State:  BRUIN BOROUGH  PA  16022
County:  BUTLER
 
EPA ID:  PAD980712855
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-82/001
ROD Date:  06/02/1982
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  ACID LIQUIDS, ASPHALT SLUDGE, COAL FINES, FLY ASH, PETROLEUM WASTES, RESINS, SULFURIC AND SULFONIC ACIDS, WASTE OIL
 
Abstract:  THE BRUIN LAGOON SITE OCCUPIES OVER FOUR ACRES IN BRUIN BOROUGH, BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. THE FOCAL POINT OF THE SITE IS THE ONE ACRE, EARTHEN DIKED LAGOON CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 35,000 CUBIC YARDS OF ASPHALTIC SLUDGE AND 130,000 GALLONS OF ACIDIC LIQUID SUPERNATANT WHICH WAS USED FOR DISPOSAL FOR OVER 40 YEARS. IN ADDITION TO SLUDGE AND SUPERNATANT, THE SITE CONTAINS ABOUT 40,000 CUBIC YARDS OF COVERED LAGOON MATERIAL, 13,000 CUBIC YARDS OF CONTAMINATED DIKE SOIL, AND 2,000 CUBIC YARDS OF CONTAMINATED SURFACE SOIL FROM THE SCRAP TANKAGE AREA. WASTE MATERIALS CONSISTS OF WHITE OIL PRODUCTION WASTES, RESIDUE FROM MOTOR OIL-REFINING, COAL FINES AND FLY ASH.

THE COST-EFFECTIVE REMEDIAL ACTION INVOLVES REMOVAL AND OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF THE SUPERNATANT, PHYSICAL STABILIZATION OF LAGOONS, EFFLUENT POND CLEANUP, CONSTRUCTION OF A GROUND WATER DIVERSION CHANNEL, AND STABILIZATION OF THE DIKE. THE TOTAL ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST IS $1,456,000 AND O&M COSTS ARE ESTIMATED AT $60,000 OVER 30 YEARS.
 
Remedy:  - SUPERNATANT REMOVAL AND OFF-SITE DISPOSAL
- PHYSICAL STABILIZATION OF LAGOONS
- EFFLUENT POND CLEANUP
- GROUND WATER DIVERSION CHANNEL
- DIKE STABILIZATION.
 
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