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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/R05-86/042
ROD Date:  09/23/1986
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  CYANIDE, HEAVY METALS, PCE, TCE, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE BYRON JOHNSON SALVAGE YARD IS AN APPROXIMATELY 20-ACRE WOODED PARCEL LOCATED IN OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. GENERAL RUBBLE AND DOMESTIC REFUSE, ALONG WITH INDUSTRIAL WASTES INCLUDING DRUMS AND PLATING MATERIALS, ARE SCATTERED ABOUT THIS PRESENTLY INACTIVE SITE. DURING THE 1960S AND EARLY 1970S, THE YARD OPERATED AS A SALVAGE YARD AND UNPERMITTED LANDFILL. A MARCH 1985 RECORD OF DECISION (ROD) IMPLEMENTED A REMEDIAL ACTION CONSISTING OF EXCAVATION AND REMOVAL OF CONTAINERIZED WASTE AND CONTAMINATED SOIL, AND ONSITE TREATMENT OF SOIL CONTAINING EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF CYANIDE. GROUND WATER UNDER AND DOWNGRADIENT FROM THE SITE IS CONTAMINATED WITH HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE AND VOCS, INCLUDING TCE AND PCE. BECAUSE THE MATERIAL WITHIN THE SALVAGE YARD HAS NOT YET BEEN REMOVED, WASTES STILL PRESENT, BOTH ON THE SURFACE AND BURIED, ACT AS AN ONGOING SOURCE FOR GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION.

THE SELECTED REMEDY FOR THIS SECOND OPERABLE UNIT INCLUDES; INSTALLATION OF WHOLE HOUSE CARBON FILTRATION SYSTEMS IN AFFECTED YEAR-ROUND RESIDENCES TO PROVIDE AN INTERIM ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY; PROVISION OF AN INTERIM ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY TO RESIDENTS OCCUPYING SEASONAL (SUMMER-USE) HOMES THROUGH DISTRIBUTION OF BOTTLED WATER; ONGOING SAMPLING AND MONITORING PROGRAM TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND LIFETIME OF THE CARBON FILTERS; INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT FILTERS AFTER BREAKTHROUGH OCCURRENCE; AND DISPOSAL OF SPENT FILTERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT OF 1976, AS AMENDED. THE IEPA HAS ADVOCATED THE SELECTION OF THE WATER LINE ALTERNATIVE AND NOT THE SELECTED REMEDY EVEN THOUGH THE U.S. EPA CONSIDERED THE WATER LINE REMEDY TO BE INCONSISTENT WITH THE FINAL GROUND WATER REMEDIATION PROGRAM. BECAUSE OF THE STATE'S COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE A PERMANENT WATER SUPPLY, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROD RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE IS NOT REQUIRED TO ALLEVIATE THE CURRENT HEALTH THREAT AND WILL NOT BE FUNDED UNLESS THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AGREES TO ASSUME O&M COSTS AND THE 10 PERCENT FUNDS MATCH. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDY IS $115,500 WITH ANNUAL O&M ESTIMATED TO BE $165,350.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDY CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING MAJOR COMPONENTS;

- INSTALLATION OF WHOLE HOUSE CARBON FILTRATION SYSTEMS IN AFFECTED YEAR-ROUND RESIDENCES TO PROVIDE AN INTERIM ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY
- PROVISION OF AN INTERIM ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY TO RESIDENTS OCCUPYING SEASONAL (SUMMER-USE) HOMES THROUGH DISTRIBUTION OF BOTTLED WATER
- ONGOING SAMPLING AND MONITORING PROGRAM TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND LIFETIME OF THE CARBON FILTERS
- INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT FILTERS AFTER BREAKTHROUGH OCCURRENCE - DISPOSAL OF SPENT FILTERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT OF 1976, AS AMENDED.
 
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