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SUFFOLK CITY LANDFILL

Abstract

Site Name:  SUFFOLK CITY LANDFILL
Address:  UNOBTAINABLE 
City & State:  SUFFOLK  VA  23434
County:  SUFFOLK CITY
 
EPA ID:  VAD980917983
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-92/158
ROD Date:  09/30/1992
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  None.
 
Contaminant:  None.
 
Abstract:  SITE HISTORY/DESCRIPTION: The 67-acre Suffolk City Landfill site is an unlined sanitary landfill located in Suffolk, Virginia. Land use in the area is predominantly agricultural and residential and the 40 to 45 residences located within 1 mile of the site use the ground water as their primary source of drinking water. From 1967 to 1985, the City of Suffolk operated the landfill, which received municipal solid waste from both the city and Nansemond County. Wastes were disposed of onsite by the trench and fill method, compacted by lifts above grade, and then covered with approximately 2 feet of clean soil from an onsite borrow area. In 1983, when the permit for the operation of the landfill was reissued, it required the city to close the landfill once the regional landfill became operational and to implement a closure plan, which had been submitted to the state. While preparing to implement the closure plan, the city discovereddocumentation that indicated that, in 1970, 20 tons of pesticide- contaminated debris had been disposed of in the landfill. A 1970 state memorandum documented that the pesticides were treated with lime and covered with 2 feet of soil to promote hydrolytic processes that break down the pesticides. In early 1989, the city placed an impermeable tarpaulin plastic liner over the pesticide disposal area to prevent surface water infiltration through the soil cover. In mid-1989, the state required the city to implement a temporary leachate collection system, and the collected leachate was sampled periodically and transported to an offsite sewage treatment plant. This ROD addresses the onsite landfill area. Based on findings during the RI, EPA and the state have determined that the site does not pose an unacceptable risk to either human health or the environment, and thus no remedial action is required. Therefore, there are no contaminants of concern affecting this site. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OR GOALS: Not applicable. INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS: Not provided.
 
Remedy:  SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION: The selected remedial action for this site is no further action with ground water monitoring, since sampling results indicate that the site poses no risk to human health or the environment. There are no costs associated with this no action remedy.
 
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