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ROUTE 940 DRUM DUMP

Abstract

Site Name:  ROUTE 940 DRUM DUMP
Address:  OFF RTE 940 
City & State:  POCONO SUMMIT  PA  18350
County:  MONROE
 
EPA ID:  PAD981034630
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-92/157
ROD Date:  09/28/1992
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  Not applicable
 
Contaminant:  Not applicable
 
Abstract:  SITE HISTORY/DESCRIPTION: The 2.5-acre Route 940 Drum Dump site is a grass-covered clearing in the Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. This site and adjacent land area is presently zoned as a commercial/light-industrial area. The site is currently inactive with some stockpiles of soil and several open excavations on the surface. The site is bordered on all four sides by a pine-oak woodland with few nearby residences; however, based on aerial surveys, approximately 4,000 people who live within a 3-mile radius of the site use the aquifer beneath the site as their source of potable water. Between 1974 and 1978, approximately 600 drums of unknown contents from an unknown source were stored in the southeast corner of the site. In 1978, approximately 2 years after the sale of the site by the J.E.M. Partnership to LandMark, one of the partners of the J.E.M. Partnership arranged for the removal of the drums from the site at the request of LandMark. From 1983 to 1987, several investigations, monitoring events, and interim measures were completed at the site. It was concluded that some drums may have been buried onsite and that the contents of some of the drums stored there previously may have been dumped onto the ground. Current onsite investigations revealed that any previously identified sitecontaminants now have been reduced to levels that no longer pose a significant direct health threat or any threat from potential migration in ground water; and thus, the site does not warrant any further remediation. Therefore, there are no contaminants of concern affecting this site. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OR GOALS: Not applicable. INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS: Not applicable.
 
Remedy:  SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION: The selected remedial action for this site is no action with future ground water monitoring. There are no costs provided for this no action remedy.
 
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