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DIXIE CAVERNS COUNTY LANDFILL

Abstract

Site Name:  DIXIE CAVERNS COUNTY LANDFILL
Address:  RTE 778 
City & State:  SALEM  VA  24153
County:  ROANOKE
 
EPA ID:  VAD980552095
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-92/161
ROD Date:  09/28/1992
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  None.
 
Contaminant:  None.
 
Abstract:  SITE HISTORY/DESCRIPTION: The 39-acre Dixie Caverns County Landfill is a former municipal landfill in Roanoke County, Virginia. The surrounding land is rural, with the nearest residence located one-half mile from the site. The site is situated on a steep ridge between two valleys surrounded by heavily forested mountains traversed by small streams. Two unnamed headwater streams receive surface water runoff from the site and discharge to the Roanoke River, which is located 2 miles south/southeast. The landfill is currently owned and was operated by the County of Roanoke from 1965 until its closure in 1976. During operation, the landfill accepted an estimated 440,000 cubic yards of municipal and industrial wastes, including refuse, scrap metal, fly ash, and sludge. In 1983, EPA investigations identified several disposal areas, including a discarded drum area, a sludge pit, and a large fly ash pile, which contained elevated levels of metals. In 1987, EPA conducted a removal action that addressed the drum and sludge areas, but recommended that removal of the fly ash be postponed. A 1991 ROD addressed the fly ash pile as OU1 and provided for excavation and transportation of approximately 9,000 cubic yards of fly ash to an EPA-approved hightemperature metals recovery facility for treatment and subsequent re-use. In1992, a second EPA removal action addressed the northern drainage area and the soil in the vicinity of and directly beneath the fly ash pile. This ROD addresses areas at the site that were not previously addressed by OU1 or by the 1992 removal order, as OU2. Previous and ongoing removal and remedial actions have addressed or will address all risks posed by the site; 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 further action. There are no costs associated with the no action remedy.
 
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