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BERLIN & FARRO

Abstract

Site Name:  BERLIN & FARRO
Address:  8322 S MOORISH RD 
City & State:  SWARTZ CREEK  MI  48473
County:  GENESEE
 
EPA ID:  MID000605717
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-84/003
ROD Date:  02/29/1984
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  AIR SLUDGE/DRUM WASTES SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  C-46, C-58, C-56, C-66, METAL HYDROXIDES, PAINT SLUDGES, SOLVENTS, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE BERLIN & FARRO LIQUID INCINERATION SITE OCCUPIES 40 ACRES APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MILES SOUTH OF THE CITY OF SWARTZ CREEK, MICHIGAN. A LIQUID WASTE INCINERATOR WAS OPERATED AT THE SITE FROM 1971 UNTIL THE LATE 1970'S, DURING WHICH TIME LIQUID WASTES WERE INCINERATED, STORED IN OPEN LAGOONS AND UNDERGROUND TANKS AND POURED INTO AGRICULTURAL DRAINS. SOLID WASTES, CONTAINED PRIMARILY IN CRUSHED DRUMS, WERE BURIED IN VARIOUS ON-SITE LOCATIONS.

THE SELECTED ALTERNATIVE TO MITIGATE THE UNCONTROLLED HAZARDOUS WASTE PROBLEM AT THE BERLIN & FARRO SITE INVOLVES FOUR AREAS. THEY ARE; EXCAVATION OF THE EXISTING DRUM LANDFILL AND DISPOSAL OF SLUDGE, CRUSHED DRUMS, LIQUID WASTES AND VISIBLY CONTAMINATED SOIL AT A RCRA FACILITY; SOLIDS TO BE LANDFILLED AND LIQUIDS TO BE INCINERATED. ALSO, EXCAVATION OF THE PAINT SLUDGE TRENCH AND DISPOSAL OF SLUDGES AND VISIBLY CONTAMINATED SOIL AT A RCRA FACILITY. ALSO, EXCAVATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL DRAINS LEAVING THE SITE AND MISCELLANEOUS AREAS OF VISIBLE CONTAMINATION, AND DISPOSAL OF WASTES, SLUDGE AND VISIBLY CONTAMINATED SOIL AT A RCRA FACILITY. SUPPLEMENTAL SAMPLING WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE IF WASTE HAS MIGRATED BELOW VISIBLY CONTAMINATED AREAS.
 
Remedy:  - EXCAVATE THE EXISTING DRUM LANDFILL, PAINT SLUDGE TRENCH, AGRICULTURAL DRAINS, AND MISCELLANEOUS CONTAMINATED AREAS TO REMOVE SLUDGE, LIQUID, CRUSHED DRUMS AND VISIBLY CONTAMINATED SOIL.
- SEPARATE PCB SOLID WASTES FROM NON-PCB SOLID WASTES. TRANSPORT WASTES TO OFF-SITE APPROVED DISPOSAL FACILITIES.
- TRANSPORT PCB LIQUID WASTES, IF ANY TO APPROVED OFF-SITE INCINERATOR.
- PUMP NON-PCB LIQUID WASTES FROM THE DRUM LANDFILL (APPROXIMATELY 1.6 MILLION GALLONS) AND TRANSPORT TO AN APPROVED OFF-SITE INCINERATOR.
- BACKFILL THE AREAS WITH UNCONTAMINATED RELATIVELY IMPERVIOUS SOIL IF NO ADDITIONAL REMEDIAL ACTIONS ARE NEEDED, OR INSTALL A TEMPORARY CAP OVER THE EXCAVATED AREAS PENDING DETERMINATION OF EXTENT OF CONTAMINATED SOIL BELOW THE AREAS AND SELECTION OF AN APPROPRIATE REMEDY.
 
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