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CHEM-DYNE

Abstract

Site Name:  CHEM-DYNE
Address:  500 FORD BLVD 
City & State:  HAMILTON  OH  45011
County:  BUTLER
 
EPA ID:  OHD074727793
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-85/011
ROD Date:  07/05/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  AIR GROUNDWATER SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  ARSENIC, BENZO(A)PYRENE, CHLORDANE, DIELDRIN, HEXACHLOROBENZENE, PCBS, PRIORITY POLLUTANT ACID COMPOUNDS, VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
 
Abstract:  THE CHEM-DYNE SITE IS LOCATED WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF HAMILTON, BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO, WHICH HAS AN ESTIMATED 1980 POPULATION OF 66,400. THE SITE COVERS APPROXIMATELY 10 ACRES OF LAND, AND LIES WITHIN THE BEDROCK AQUIFER OF THE GREAT MIAMI RIVER. THE CHEM-DYNE SITE PROBABLY BEGAN RECEIVING HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AS EARLY AS 1974. ADDITIONALLY, SPRAY-DYNE, ONE OF THE NUMEROUS CHEM-DYNE "AFFILIATED COMPANIES", PRODUCED ANTI-FREEZE ON SITE, BY "RECYCLING" CHEMICAL WASTES AND BY USING VIRGIN CHEMICALS. BY 1976, CHEM-DYNE WAS A RAPIDLY GROWING CORPORATION STORING, "RECYCLING", AND DISPOSING OF ALMOST EVERY TYPE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL WASTE. OPERATIONS OF CHEM-DYNE RESULTED IN UNCONTROLLED RELEASES OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. IN FIVE YEARS OF OPERATION THE FACILITY ACCEPTED WASTE FROM APPROXIMATELY 200 GENERATORS. THE MATERIALS HANDLED INCLUDED PESTICIDES AND PESTICIDE RESIDUES, CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS, SOLVENTS, WASTE OILS, PLASTICS AND RESINS, PBBS, PCBS, TRIS, ACIDS AND CAUSTICS, HEAVY METAL AND CYANIDE SLUDGES, AND PACKAGED LABORATORY CHEMICALS. MORE THAN 30,000 DRUMS AND 300,000 GALLONS OF BULK MATERIALS WERE LEFT ON SITE WHEN THE OPERATION CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 1980.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES; INSTALLATION OF A GROUND WATER EXTRACTION SYSTEM WITH SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT OF THE CONTAMINATED WATER (AIR EMISSIONS FROM THE TREATMENT SYSTEM SHALL BE TREATED BY CARBON ABSORPTION); DEMOLITION OF ONSITE BUILDINGS; REMOVAL OF SELECTED SOIL; AND INSTALLATION OF A SITE CAP. TOTAL CAPITAL COST FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $11,600,000 AND O&M COSTS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE AN ADDITIONAL $597,000 PER YEAR.
 
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