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BYRON SALVAGE YARD

Abstract

Site Name:  BYRON SALVAGE YARD
Address:  NW1/4 SEC 13 T24N R10E 
City & State:  BYRON  IL  61010
County:  OGLE
 
EPA ID:  ILD010236230
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-85/010
ROD Date:  03/13/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  CYANIDE, HALOGENATED ORGANICS, HEAVY METALS (ARSENIC, LEAD), PCBS
 
Abstract:  THE BYRON (JOHNSON) SALVAGE YARD SITE IS LOCATED 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BYRON, ILLINOIS AND CONSISTS OF 20 ACRES OF WOODLANDS IN A RURAL, AGRICULTURAL AREA. THE YARD OPERATED DURING THE 1960'S AND EARLY 1970'S AS A SALVAGE YARD AND UNPERMITTED LANDFILL. DOMESTIC REFUSE AND INDUSTRIAL DRUMS HAVE BEEN COLLECTED AND SOMETIMES BURIED ON SITE. TEN SURFACE WATER SAMPLING POINTS FROM NEARBY WOODLAND CREEK AND ROCK RIVER, AND THREE GROUND WATER SAMPLING POINTS HAVE YIELDED HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF CYANIDE AND OTHER TOXIC CHEMICALS INCLUDING LEAD, ARSENIC, HALOGENATED ORGANICS AND LOW-LEVEL PCB'S.

THE SELECTED REMEDY FOR THE BYRON SALVAGE YARD CONSISTS OF OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF ALL SURFACE AND BURIED DRUMS, OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF HIGHLY CONTAMINATED SOILS WHICH EXHIBIT THE EP TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC, AND IN-SITU TREATMENT WITH SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE AND AMMONIA OF ALL CONTAMINATED SOIL CONTAINING GREATER THAN 1 PPM CYANIDE. OFFSITE DISPOSAL WOULD INCLUDE DISPOSAL AT A LINED, RCRA APPROVED LANDFILL AND, IF POSSIBLE, INCINERATION OR TREATMENT OF LIQUIDS. TOTAL ESTIMATED COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $1,170,919 AND O&M COSTS WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL $6,000 PER YEAR.
 
Remedy:  - OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF ALL SURFACE AND BURIED DRUMS ON THE SALVAGE YARD SITE
- OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF HIGHLY CONTAMINATED SOILS WHICH EXHIBIT THE EP TOXICITY HARACTERISTIC - IN SITU TREATMENT WITH SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE AND AMMONIA OF ALL SOIL THAT CONTAINS CYANIDE OVER 1 PPM
- OFF-SITE DISPOSAL WOULD INCLUDE DISPOSAL AT A LINED RCRA APPROVED LANDFILL AND, IF POSSIBLE, INCINERATION OR TREATMENT OF LIQUIDS.
 
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