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BURROWS SANITATION

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Site Name:  BURROWS SANITATION
Address:  ME1/4 SEC10 R16W T3S 
City & State:  HARTFORD  MI  49057
County:  VAN BUREN
 
EPA ID:  MID980410617
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-86/037
ROD Date:  09/30/1986
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SEDIMENT SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  HEAVY METALS, INORGANICS
 
Abstract:  THE BURROWS SANITATION SITE IS A TEN-ACRE SITE LOCATED ON 54TH AVENUE IN HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN. THIS SITE WAS USED FOR DEWATERING AND DISPOSING OF METAL HYDROXIDE SLUDGES, WASTE COOLANTS, AND SOLUBLE OILS. LOCATED WITHIN A THREE-QUARTER MILE RADIUS OF THE SITE ARE APPROXIMATELY 150 PEOPLE LIVING IN THIRTEEN PERMANENT RESIDENCES AND A TRAILER PARK. THESE HOMES OBTAIN WATER FROM PRIVATE WELLS. ACCESS TO THE SITE IS RESTRICTED BY A SNOW FENCE, BUT SOME SECTIONS OF THE FENCE ARE IN POOR CONDITION, ALLOWING SPORTSMEN AND SKIERS EASY ACCESS. TWO WETLAND AREAS, THE EAST WETLAND AND THE NORTHWEST WETLAND, ARE LOCATED ON THE EASTERN AND NORTHWESTERN EDGES OF THE SITE. THE NORTHWEST WETLAND WAS CREATED ARTIFICIALLY BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EARTHEN DAM. IN JULY 1984, UNDER A CERCLA ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER BY CONSENT, RESPONSIBLE PARTIES EXCAVATED AND REMOVED SLUDGES AND CONTAMINATED SOILS FROM FOUR ONSITE WASTE DISPOSAL AREAS. SAMPLING OF THESE AREAS INDICATES THAT THE FORMER SOURCE MATERIALS WERE REMOVED SO THEY NO LONGER PRESENT A POTENTIAL HEALTH THREAT VIA DIRECT CONTACT OR INGESTION. WASTES SIMILAR TO THE EXCAVATED WASTES REMAIN IN THE NEWLY IDENTIFIED SPILL AREA NO. 2. PRINCIPAL CONTAMINANTS INCLUDE CHROMIUM, COPPER, LEAD, NICKEL, ZINC, AND CYANIDE. TEST RESULTS ALSO INDICATE THAT THE SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENTS IN THE NORTHWEST WETLAND AND DRAINAGE CANAL HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE SITE. IN ADDITION, ONSITE MONITORING WELLS INDICATE A LIMITED CHEMICAL PLUME OR PLUMES RELATED TO SITE ACTIVITIES. RESIDENTIAL WELLS IN THE SITE VICINITY HAVE NOT BEEN IMPACTED BY SITE CONTAMINANTS.

THE COST-EFFECTIVE REMEDIAL ACTION SELECTED FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES; PURGE AND TREAT THE CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 YEARS, DRAIN THE ARTIFICIAL NORTHWEST WETLAND; REMOVE AND TREAT APPROXIMATELY 250 CUBIC YARDS OF METAL HYDROXIDE SLUDGE FROM SPILL AREA NO. 2 AND THE NORTHWEST WETLAND; AND DISPOSE OF THE TREATED WASTE AT AN OFFSITE RCRA FACILITY. TOTAL ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION RANGES FROM $1,256,700 TO $1,335,400 DEPENDING ON THE DISTANCE TO THE OFFSITE RCRA FACILITY WITH O&M COSTS OF $115,000.
 
Remedy:  - PURGE AND TREAT FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 YEARS THE CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER.
- DRAIN THE ARTIFICIAL NORTHWEST WETLAND.
- REMOVE AND TREAT APPROXIMATELY 250 CUBIC YARDS OF METAL HYDROXIDE SLUDGE FROM SPILL AREA NO. 2 AND THE NORTHWEST WETLAND. DISPOSE THE TREATED WASTE AT AN OFF-SITE RCRA FACILITY WHICH IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE EPA POLICY.
 
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