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OUTBOARD MARINE CORP.

Abstract

Site Name:  OUTBOARD MARINE CORP.
Address:  200 SEA HORSE DR 
City & State:  WAUKEGAN  IL  60085
County:  LAKE
 
EPA ID:  ILD000802827
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-84/007
ROD Date:  05/15/1984
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  AIR FISH GROUNDWATER RIVER SEDIMENTS SOIL SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, OILS, PCBS
 
Abstract:  THE OUTBOARD MARINE CORPORATION (OMC) SITE IS LOCATED NORTH OF CHICAGO ON THE SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN. IT IS THE LOCATION OF AN OUTBOARD MOTOR MANUFACTURING PLANT WHICH USED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) IN ITS DIE CAST MACHINES FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS ENDING IN THE EARLY 1970'S. DISCHARGES FROM THE FACILITY RESULTED IN HIGHLY CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT IN WAUKEGAN HARBOR AND CONTAMINATED SOIL IN THE PARKING LOT NORTH OF THE PLANT AND THE "NORTH DITCH," A TRIBUTARY OF LAKE MICHIGAN.

THE COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION CONSIDERED FOR THIS SITE WAS EXCAVATION AND OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF PCB CONTAMINATED MATERIAL. THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF TSCA AND GUARANTEES THE HALT OF PCB MIGRATION. THE COST OF THIS OPTION IS MORE THAN $75 MILLION. BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COST TO IMPLEMENT THIS OPTION IT WAS NECESSARY TO FUND BALANCE. FUND BALANCING IS APPROPRIATE WHERE THE ALTERNATIVE THAT WOULD FULLY SATISFY THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE, AND ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE WHICH APPROACHES THE SAME LEVEL OF EFFECTIVENESS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED FOR A MUCH LOWER COST. THE FUND BALANCED ALTERNATIVE FOR THIS SITE PROVIDES FOR OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF PCB CONTAMINATED HOT-SPOTS AND ON-SITE CONTAINMENT OF THE MODERATELY CONTAMINATED MATERIALS. THE COST OF THE FUND BALANCED SELECTED ALTERNATIVE ESTIMATED TO BE $21.57 MILLION.
 
Remedy:  - THE ALTERNATIVE SELECTED FOR EACH SEGMENT OF THE SITE IS SHOWN ON THE ATTACHED TABLE 1.
 
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