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A & F MATERIAL RECLAIMING, INC.

Abstract

Site Name:  A & F MATERIAL RECLAIMING, INC.
Address:  WEST CUMBERLAND 
City & State:  GREENUP  IL  62428
County:  CUMBERLAND
 
EPA ID:  ILD980397079
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-85/012
ROD Date:  06/14/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  Soil, Surface Water
 
Contaminant:  HEAVY METALS, ORGANICS, PCBS
 
Abstract:  THE A&F MATERIALS SITE IS LOCATED ON THREE AND THREE QUARTER ACRES OF LAND ON WEST CUMBERLAND STREET IN GREENUP, ILLINOIS. THE SITE IS BOUNDED BY OPEN FARMLAND/WOODLAND, THE VILLAGE OF GREENUP WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, AND PRIVATE RESIDENCES. IN ADDITION, THE CITY OF NEWTON OCCASIONALLY WITHDRAWS DRINKING WATER FROM THE EMBARRAS RIVER, WHICH IS LOCATED TWENTY-ONE MILES DOWNSTREAM FROM THE SITE. THE A&F MATERIALS FACILITY BEGAN OPERATION IN MARCH 1977 AND CONTINUED UNTIL IT SHUT DOWN IN 1980. THE OPERATION PROCESSED WASTE MATERIALS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO OIL, SLUDGE, CAUSTIC AND SULFURIC ACID) INTO FUEL OIL AND FIRE RETARDANT CHEMICALS. DURING THE COURSE OF OPERATIONS, THERE WERE NUMEROUS VIOLATIONS OF THE PERMIT ISSUED TO A&F MATERIALS BY THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. BY MARCH 1978, FOUR STORAGE LAGOONS BECAME FILLED AND BEGAN TO OVERFLOW, CONTAMINATING SOIL AND DRAINAGE PATHWAYS LEADING TO THE RIVER. IN ADDITION, TWELVE STEEL STORAGE TANKS CONTAINING A MIXTURE OF WASTE OILS, SLUDGES, SPENT CAUSTICS, SPENT ACIDS, CONTAMINATED WATER AND OTHER WASTE PRODUCTS, WERE LOCATED ON SITE. THESE TANKS FAILED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, RELEASING THEIR CONTENTS INTO THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES; REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF ALL SOILS CONTAMINATED OVER THE RECOMMENDED ACTION LEVELS, INCLUDING SOILS CONTAINING GREATER THAN 1 PPM PCBS; MONITORING OF THE GROUND WATER; CLEANING AND REMOVAL OF ON-SITE EQUIPMENT AND BUILDINGS; TESTING AND DISPOSAL OF SOIL UNDERLYING THE BUILDING IF IT IS FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED ABOVE THE RECOMMENDED ACTION LEVELS; GRADING OF THE SITE; AND REMOVAL OF THE FENCE SURROUNDING THE SITE. TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $824,000.
 
Remedy:  1. SOILS/SEDIMENTS
- ALL SOILS CONTAMINATED OVER THE RECOMMENDED ACTION LEVELS, INCLUDING SOILS CONTAINING GREATER THAN 1 PPM PCBS WILL BE REMOVED, AND DISPOSED OF IN A U.S. EPA APPROVED OFF-SITE FACILITY.
- GROUNDWATER MONITORING WILL BE CONDUCTED TO CONFIRM THAT NO FURTHER SOIL REMOVAL IS REQUIRED.

2. BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT
- EQUIPMENT AND STRUCTURE OF THE BUILDINGS, INCLUDING CONCRETE FLOORS, WILL BE CLEANED, DISMANTLED, AND REMOVED FROM THE SITE FOR DISPOSAL AT A U.S. EPA APPROVED FACILITY.
- SOIL UNDERLYING THE BUILDING WILL BE TESTED AND IF FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED ABOVE THE RECOMMENDED ACTION LEVELS, WILL BE DISPOSED AT A U.S. EPA APPROVED FACILITY.

3. SITE GRADING
- SITE GRADING WILL INCLUDE FILLING DEPRESSIONS TO ELIMINATE PONDING, COVERING WITH SUFFICIENT TOPSOIL, AND PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING A VEGETATIVE COVER TO PREVENT EROSION.
- THE FENCING SURROUNDING THE SITE WILL BE REMOVED.
 
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