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KUMMER SANITARY LANDFILL

Abstract

Site Name:  KUMMER SANITARY LANDFILL
Address:  ANNE ST 
City & State:  BEMIDJI  MN  56601
County:  BELTRAMI
 
EPA ID:  MND980904049
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-85/014
ROD Date:  06/12/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE KUMMER SANITARY LANDFILL OCCUPIES APPROXIMATELY 40 ACRES IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF NORTHERN TOWNSHIP, BELTRAMI COUNTY, MINNESOTA. THE SITE WAS OPERATED AS A SOLID WASTE FACILITY FROM 1971 UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 1984. DURING THE PERIOD OF OPERATIONS, MUNICIPAL REFUSE, DEMOLITION DEBRIS, AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE WERE ACCEPTED AT THE SITE. HOWEVER, THE DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTES WAS NEVER DOCUMENTED AT ANY TIME DURING OPERATIONS. THE LANDFILL IS SITUATED ABOVE A SHALLOW SURFICIAL SAND AQUIFER WHICH SERVES NUMEROUS DOWNGRADIENT PRIVATE WELLS EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE LANDFILL. AT PRESENT, THE KUMMER SANITARY LANDFILL APPEARS TO BE THE MAJOR SOURCE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINATION FOUND IN PRIVATE DRINKING WATER WELLS IN THE AREA.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES PROVISIONS FOR AN ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY. THESE PROVISIONS CONSIST OF CONSTRUCTING TWO WELLS IN A DEEP UNCONTAMINATED AQUIFER, A WATER TOWER AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $1,624,850 WITH O&M COSTS ESTIMATED TO BE AN ADDITIONAL $28,440 PER YEAR.
 
Remedy:  - PROVISIONS FOR AN ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE AFFECTED RESIDENTS IN NORTHERN TOWNSHIP, MINNESOTA CONSISTING OF CONSTRUCTING TWO WELLS IN A DEEP UNCONTAMINATED AQUIFER, A WATER TOWER AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. THE LOCATION OF THE NEW WELLS WILL BE IN AN AREA UNAFFECTED BY THE LANDFILL.
- FIRST YEAR OPERATION & MAINTENANCE COSTS TO PROVIDE THE LABOR, POWER AND CHEMICAL SUPPLIES FOR THE RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE.
 
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