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SEYMOUR RECYCLING CORP.

Abstract

Site Name:  SEYMOUR RECYCLING CORP.
Address:  G AVE WEST - FREEMAN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 
City & State:  SEYMOUR  IN  47274
County:  JACKSON
 
EPA ID:  IND040313017
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-87/050
ROD Date:  09/30/1987
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SEDIMENTS SOIL
 
Contaminant:  BENZENE, DCE, INORGANICS, ORGANICS, TCE, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE SEYMOUR RECYCLING CORPORATION (SRC) SITE, ENCOMPASSING A FOURTEEN-ACRE AREA, IS APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES SOUTHWEST OF SEYMOUR, INDIANA. SRC AND ITS CORPORATE PREDECESSOR, SEYMOUR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, PROCESSED, STORED AND INCINERATED CHEMICAL WASTES AT THE SITE FROM ABOUT 1970 TO EARLY 1980. THE FACILITY WAS CLOSED WHEN SRC FAILED TO COMPLY WITH A 1978 AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF INDIANA TO CEASE RECEIVING WASTES AND TO INSTITUTE BETTER WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. IN 1980, SEVERAL THOUSAND DRUMS WERE REMOVED FROM THE SITE BY TWO POTENTIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTIES (PRPS). IN 1981, THE U.S. EPA REMOVED CHEMICALS FROM TANKS AT THE SITE AND DISPOSED OF THOSE WASTES OFFSITE. A 1982 CONSENT DECREE WITH POTENTIAL PRPS RESULTED IN THE REMOVAL, BETWEEN DECEMBER 1982 AND JANUARY 1984, OF APPROXIMATELY 50,000 DRUMS, 100 STORAGE TANKS AND THE FIRST FOOT OF CONTAMINATED SOIL FROM ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF THE SITE'S SURFACE. A RECORD OF DECISION, SIGNED IN SEPTEMBER 1986, EVALUATED THE STABILIZATION OF THE GROUND WATER PLUME EMANATING FROM THE SITE AND SELECTED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PLUME STABILIZATION SYSTEM TO EXTRACT, TREAT AND DISCHARGE GROUND WATER TO A WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT. CURRENTLY, THE SHALLOW AQUIFER UNDER AND JUST BEYOND THE SITE BOUNDARIES, WHICH SERVES APPROXIMATELY 100 RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES, IS HIGHLY CONTAMINATED WITH MORE THAN 35 DIFFERENT HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, INCLUDING 1,2-DICHLOROETHANE, BENZENE, VINYL CHLORIDE AND 1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SECOND OPERABLE UNIT INCLUDES; DEED AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS; IMPLEMENTATION OF A FULL SCALE SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION SYSTEM; GROUND WATER EXTRACTION AND TREATMENT BY AIR STRIPPING, MIXED-MEDIA CAP; AND EXCAVATION OF 800 CUBIC YARDS OF CONTAMINATED CREEK SEDIMENT AND CONSOLIDATION OF THE SEDIMENT BENEATH THE CAP. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDY IS $10,536,000 WITH PRESENT WORTH O&M OF $7,200,000.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTS THE FINAL REMEDY FOR THE SEYMOUR SITE. THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MAJOR COMPONENTS WHICH ARE DISCUSSED IN MORE DETAIL IN ATTACHMENT 1;

- DEED AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS/OTHER INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS TO PREVENT FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE AND ADJACENT PROPERTY AND TO ASSURE THE INTEGRITY OF THE REMEDIAL ACTION.
- IMPLEMENTATION OF A FULL SCALE SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION SYSTEM.
- EXTRACTION AND TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER AT AND BEYOND THE SITE BOUNDARIES. - INSTALLATION OF A MULTI-MEDIA CAP.
- EXCAVATION OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT AND CONSOLIDATION OF THE SEDIMENT BENEATH THE CAP.
- A REGULAR MONITORING PROGRAM TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROPOSED REMEDIAL ACTION.
 
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