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CROSS BROTHERS PAIL RECYCLING (PEMBROKE)

Abstract

Site Name:  CROSS BROTHERS PAIL RECYCLING (PEMBROKE)
Address:  ADDRESS UNREPORTED 
City & State:  PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP  IL  60944
County:  KANKAKEE
 
EPA ID:  ILD980792303
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-85/013
ROD Date:  03/25/1985
Operable Unit(s):  00
 
Media:  SOIL
 
Contaminant:  DYES, INKS, PAINTS, SOLVENTS
 
Abstract:  THE CROSS BROTHERS' UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 14 MILES EAST OF THE CITY OF KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS, WITHIN PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP OF KANKAKEE COUNTY. THE SITE CONSISTS OF A 20-ACRE PARCEL OF LAND SURROUNDED PRIMARILY BY LOW DENSITY SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING. ABNER AND JAMES CROSS OPERATED A DRUM AND PAIL RECLAIMING OPERATION AT THE SITE FROM 1961 UNTIL 1980. THE OPERATION EMPLOYED A CRUDE PROCESS TO INCINERATE THE RESIDUE MATERIAL THAT WAS CONTAINED IN NEARLY ALL OF THE DRUMS AND PAILS RECEIVED FOR RECONDITIONING. ESSENTIALLY, THE OPERATION CONSISTED OF INVERTING THE CONTAINERS TO ALLOW THE RESIDUE MATERIALS TO DRAIN OUT ONTO THE GROUND. THEN SOLVENT WOULD BE ADDED TO THE CONTAINERS TO DISSOLVE ANY REMAINING RESIDUE. THROUGHOUT THE CONTAINER RECLAMATION PROCESS, THE CROSS BROTHERS' OPERATION WAS EXTREMELY HAPHAZARD, ALLOWING THE INDISCRIMINANT DUMPING OF GREAT QUANTITIES OF RESIDUES (LARGELY DYES, PAINTS, INKS AND SOLVENTS).

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF SURFICIAL AND BURIED WASTE MATERIALS AND VISIBLY CONTAMINATED SOIL. TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $377,728.
 
Remedy:  - OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF SURFICIAL AND BURIED WASTE MATERIALS AND VISIBLY CONTAMINATED SOIL.
 
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