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City & State:  WILLIAMSTOWN  WI  53032
County:  DODGE
EPA ID:  WID052906088
EPA Region:  05
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-94/251
ROD Date:  01/13/1994
Operable Unit(s):  01
Media:  ground water
Contaminant:  Paint sludges and cutting oils possibly containing lead, chromium and solvents
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 EPA Regional offices. Once EPA Headquarters receives the official abstract, this text will be replaced.

The 24.3-acre Land and Gas Reclamation Landfill, a.k.a., the Hechimovich Sanitary Landfill is located in Williamstown, Wisconsin. This site is unfenced and access is not controlled. From 1959 to 1970 the site operated as a municipally owned commercial landfill. The site was privately operated from 1970 until closure in 1986.

Paint sludge and cutting oils, from local industries, possibly containing lead, chromium and solvents, were disposed of in lagoons on-site. It is estimated that 53,000 gallons of liquid hazardous wastes were disposed of at this site. The landfill does not have a liner. An initial cover, consisting of 2 to 4 feet of local till soils and 6 inches of topsoil, was placed in 1987.

In July, 1987, the Land and Gas Reclamation Landfill site was the subject of a WDNR enforcement action, resulting in a Stipulation and Order signed by the Dodge County Circuit Court, which directed George Hechimovich, Hechimovich Sanitary Landfill, Inc. and Land and Gas Reclamation, Inc. to undertake certain actions at the landfill, including the installation of a clay cap and a gas collection system. In 1990, the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) entered into an environmental repair contract with WDNR to perform a remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS). During 1991 and 1992, the PRPs installed a cap, along with an active gas flaring system, in compliance with State requirements. Given the complexity of the site, WDNR decided that remediation at the site should be divided into two operable units--a source control (landfill closure) operable unit and a groundwater operable unit.

The first operable unit at this site, which represents this ROD, addresses source control. The second operable unit will address ground water.

No further source control interim action is necessary at this site because the landfill waste and source-related contaminants pose no current or potential threat to human health or the environment with the expedited implementation of the court-ordered source control action. Taking action immediately rather than waiting for the final remedial action to be selected for this site considerably shortened the time required to eliminate or minimize the potential source related threats to human health and the environment.

The remedy status for the media addressed in this ROD are as follows: Soil 1 is No Action. The media volume associated with this site is not documented. The state concurs with the selected remedy.
Remedy:  The selected remedial action for this site includes no further remedial action because the State has determined that landfill waste and source-related contaminants pose no current or potential threat to human health. In addition, the court-ordered source control action taken at this site has eliminated the need for further source control actions for the operable unit.
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