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LEETOWN PESTICIDE

Abstract

Site Name:  LEETOWN PESTICIDE
Address:  ROAD 15/1 MIDDLEWAY AREA 
City & State:  LEETOWN  WV  25430
County:  JEFFERSON
 
EPA ID:  WVD980693402
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-86/022
ROD Date:  03/31/1986
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SEDIMENTS SOIL
 
Contaminant:  INORGANICS, ORGANICS, PESTICIDES
 
Abstract:  THE LEETOWN PESTICIDE SITE IS LOCATED IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA, APPROXIMATELY 8 MILES SOUTH OF MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA. THE "SITE" IS ACTUALLY COMPOSED OF A NUMBER OF AREAS AFFECTED BY THE SURFACE DISPOSAL OF PESTICIDES, AGRICULTURAL USE OF PESTICIDES, AND LANDFILLING. A TOTAL OF EIGHT SPECIFIC AREAS OF WASTE DISPOSAL OR ACCUMULATION WERE IDENTIFIED DURING THE INITIAL RI STUDY. OF THESE EIGHT AREAS, TWO WERE THE RESULT OF ALLEGED DISPOSAL OF PESTICIDE-CONTAMINATED DEBRIS FROM A FIRE THAT OCCURRED IN 1975 AT THE MILLER CHEMICAL COMPANY. THESE TWO AREAS INCLUDE THE FORMER PESTICIDE PILE AND THE SUSPECTED PESTICIDE LANDFARM AREAS. FOUR OF THE CONTAMINATED AREAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH FORMER USE OF THE LAND FOR ORCHARD PRODUCTION. THE TWO REMAINING SITES ARE ACTIVE LANDFILLS.

THE RESULTS OF THE CONTAMINANT RELEASE AND EXPOSURE STUDY INDICATE THAT THE SUSPECTED LANDFARM AND APPLE ORCHARDS DO NOT APPEAR TO COMPRISE SIGNIFICANT SOURCES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION. THE ONLY THREE AREAS OUT OF THE EIGHT INVESTIGATED THAT PRESENT CONCENTRATIONS OF PESTICIDES ABOVE AMBIENT SOIL BACKGROUND (NON-PESTICIDE USE AREAS) AND ORCHARD BACKGROUND LEVELS (PESTICIDE APPLICATION AREAS) ARE THE FOLLOWING;
- FORMER PESTICIDE PILE AREA (PRESENTLY; ROBINSON PROPERTY)
- FORMER JEFFERSON ORCHARD MIXING AREA (PRESENTLY; ROBINSON PROPERTY)
- FORMER CRIMM ORCHARD PACKING SHED (PRESENTLY; TABB BARN)

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES; EXCAVATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF APPROXIMATELY 3600 CUBIC YARDS OF CONTAMINATED SOIL FROM THE THREE AREAS MENTIONED ABOVE; PLACEMENT OF THESE SOILS IN AN ONSITE "TREATMENT BED" TO ENHANCE ANAEROBIC BIODEGRADATION OF THE PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION; REMOVAL AND OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF THE CONTAMINATED FLOORING, A WOODEN SPRAY WAGON, AND DRUMS OF PESTICIDE PRODUCT IN A PERMITTED HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY; CONSTRUCTION OF A MONITORING WELL NETWORK; AND CONSTRUCTION OF SURFACE WATER DIVERSION SYSTEMS, SEDIMENTATION CHANNELS, AND DIVERSION DIKES. TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $1,014,000 WITH O&M COSTS APPROXIMATELY $10,000 FOR THE FIRST YEAR AND $7,500 FOR THE SECOND.
 
Remedy:  - EXCAVATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF APPROXIMATELY 3,600 CUBIC YARDS OF CONTAMINATED SOIL FROM THREE SEPARATE CONTAMINATED AREAS (FORMER PESTICIDE PILE AREA; FORMER PESTICIDE MIXING AREA AND THE FORMER CRIMM PACKING SHED AREA)
- PLACEMENT OF THESE SOILS IN A "TREATMENT BED", CONSTRUCTED ON THE SITE NEAR THE FORMER PESTICIDE PILE AREA. TREATMENT OF THESE SOILS TO ENHANCE ANAEROBIC BIODEGRADATION OF THE PESTICIDE CONTAMINATION.
- REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL IN A PERMITTED HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY OF THE CONTAMINATED FLOORING, A WOODEN SPRAY WAGON, AND DRUMS OF PESTICIDE PRODUCT. THE PREFERRED OFF-SITE DISPOSAL METHOD FOR THE DRUMS OF PESTICIDE PRODUCT IS INCINERATION.
- CONSTRUCTION OF A MONITORING WELL NETWORK UPGRADIENT AND DOWNGRADIENT OF THE TREATMENT BED AREA. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 6 DOWNGRADIENT AND 2 UPGRADIENT WELLS WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR GROUND WATER MONITORING DURING AND SUBSEQUENT TO TREATMENT OPERATIONS.
- ALL ANCILLARY CONSTRUCTION NECESSARY TO SUPPORT SITE ACTIVITIES. THESE INCLUDE; CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY ACCESS ROADS, DECONTAMINATION PADS, SURFACE WATER DIVERSION SYSTEMS, SEDIMENTATION CHANNELS AND DIVERSION DIKES.
- ANY FIELD TESTING AND/OR LABORATORY BENCH SCALE TESTING NEEDED TO VERIFY SOIL CONDITIONING MATERIAL AND QUANTITY FOR MAXIMIZING BIODEGRADABILITY WITHIN THE TREATMENT BED. THESE BENCH TESTS WILL BE PERFORMED IN A PRE-DESIGN PHASE.
 
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