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Address:  11303 EDISON 
City & State:  OSCEOLA  IN  46561
County:  ST. JOSEPH
EPA ID:  IND980999635
EPA Region:  05
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-95/278
ROD Date:  09/29/1995
Operable Unit(s):  01
Media:  soil, groundwater
Contaminant:  trichloroethene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, VOCs, SVOCs
Abstract:  Please note that the text in this document summarizes the Record of Decision for the purposes of facilitating searching and retrieving key text on the ROD. It is not the officially approved abstract drafted by the EPA Regional offices. Once EPA Headquarters receives the official abstract, this text will be replaced.

The Galen Myers Dump/Drum Salvage site (Galen Myers) is located at 11303 Edison Road near the town of Osceola, Indiana. The site is approximately 5 acres in size and currently is heavily vegetated. The site contains an aluminum-sided storage shed and an adjacent unused animal pen. The storage shed has been converted into a temporary residence and is sometimes used by the current owner of the property.The site is situated in a mixed-use area consisting of residential subdivisions, agricultural fields, and a few commercial properties. The site is bounded by Edison Road to the south. On the northern border of the site is a secondary growth deciduous forest, which according to aerial photographs was previously an orchard. A private residence is located adjacent to the site to the west and a commercial business is located on the east side of the site. The majority of the area┬┐s residences are located in subdivisions to the south, about 1/4 mile south of the site.A drum reclamation operation functioned from about 1970 to 1983. The owner acquired 55-gallon drums from local industries and recycled the drums into trash containers. The operation involved removing the tops of drums and dumping the drum contents into on-site, unlined pits and onto the ground surface from the driveway.
Remedy:  This remedial action addresses the soil and groundwater contamination. The soil remedial action addresses soil areas identified to be a source of continuing contamination to the groundwater. The groundwater remedial action involves natural attenuation of groundwater and long-term monitoring. The ongoing U.S. EPA removal action extending an alternate water supply to the affected or potentially affected residents addresses threats to human health.The major components of the selected rememdy include: excavation and disposal at a permitted facility of an estimated 1,100 cubic yards of soil in areas which exceed 0.11 mg/kg of trichloroethene; completion of the U.S. EPA removal action providing an alternate water supply to the residential area; natural attenuation of groundwater; installation of additional groundwater monitoring wells; long-term monitoring of the groundwater and the St. Joseph River; and institutional controls, such as prohibiting installation of wells on the site or in the residential area affected by the trichloroethene-contaminated groundwater.
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