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MARION (BRAGG) DUMP

Abstract

Site Name:  MARION (BRAGG) DUMP
Address:  2627-2629 CENTRAL AVE 
City & State:  MARION  IN  46952
County:  GRANT
 
EPA ID:  IND980794366
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-87/055
ROD Date:  09/30/1987
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL
 
Contaminant:  DCE, HEAVY METALS, TCE, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE MARION/BRAGG LANDFILL IS A 72-ACRE SITE LOCATED NEAR THE SOUTHEASTERN CITY LIMITS OF MARION, INDIANA. THE SITE IS BORDERED ON THE NORTH AND EAST BY THE MISSISSINEWA RIVER. MAIN FEATURES OF THE SITE INCLUDE A 45-ACRE LANDFILL AND A 15-ACRE POND. FROM 1935 TO 1961 THE SITE WAS USED AS A SAND AND GRAVEL QUARRY, AND FROM 1949 TO 1970 PORTIONS OF THE SITE, LEASED BY RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND BRAGG CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, WERE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL AND MUNICIPAL WASTE DISPOSAL, RESPECTIVELY. THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD, THE INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH (ISBH) NOTED THE DISPOSAL OF ACETONE, PLASTICIZERS, LACQUER THINNER AND ENAMELS. DRUMMED WASTES WERE ALSO ACCEPTED AND CONTENTS WERE ALLEGEDLY EMPTIED FROM THE DRUMS AND WORKED INTO THE LANDFILL WASTE WITH A BULLDOZER, CAUSING SEVERAL FIRES ON SITE. DRUMS WERE ALLEGEDLY RINSED AND RESOLD. IN 1975 BRAGG CONSTRUCTION COMPANY CEASED OPERATION OF THE LANDFILL. IN 1975, WASTE REDUCTION SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTED A TRANSFER STATION TO PROPERLY TRANSFER SOLID WASTES TO AN APPROVED LANDFILL. THE TRANSFER STATION WAS CLOSED IN 1977. THE LANDFILL CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 1,100,000 YD3 OF WASTE. PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN INCLUDE; DCE, TCE, VINYL CHLORIDE, OTHER VOCS INCLUDING; BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATES AND NUMEROUS HEAVY METALS.

THE SELECTED INTERIM REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THE MARION/BRAGG LANDFILL INCLUDES; CAPPING WITH REGRADING; PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING FLOOD CONTROL MEASURES TO PROTECT THE PORTION OF THE SITE WITHIN THE 100-YEAR FLOOD PLAIN; FENCE CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING THREE PRIVATE WELLS FOR DRINKING WATER; SEALING SHALLOW WELLS; AND MONITORING GROUND WATER TO DETERMINE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTERIM REMEDY. ADDITIONAL STUDIES WILL BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE REMEDIES FOR GROUND WATER AND THE ONSITE POND. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST OF THE SELECTED INTERIM REMEDY IS $5,800,000, WITH PRESENT WORTH O&M OF $1,000,000.
 
Remedy:  THIS LANDFILL HAS THREE OPERABLE UNITS; THE SURFACE SOILS AND ON-SITE WASTES, THE GROUND WATER AND THE ON-SITE POND. THIS OPERABLE UNIT ADDRESSES THE SURFACE SOILS AND THE ON-SITE WASTES.
THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE SELECTED REMEDY INCLUDE;
- REGRADE AND CAP THE SITE TO PROMOTE RAIN RUNOFF, REDUCE INFILTRATION, ELIMINATE LEACHATE SEEPS AND CONTAMINATED SEEP SEDIMENTS, AND PREVENT DIRECT CONTACT WITH CONTAMINATED SURFACE SOILS AND EXPOSED WASTE.
- PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN FLOOD CONTROL MEASURES TO PROTECT THAT PORTION OF THE SITE WHICH LIES WITHIN THE 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN.
- CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A FENCE AROUND THE SITE PERIMETER TO PROTECT THE LANDFILL COVER AND RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE SITE AND THE ON-SITE POND.
- PROVIDE THREE PRIVATE USE DRINKING WATER WELLS WITHIN THE DEEP AQUIFER FOR WATER USERS WHO DRINK FROM THE AFFECTED AQUIFER WITHIN THE SITE BOUNDARY. SEAL THE EXISTING SHALLOW WELLS (IF POSSIBLE, KEEP ONE AS A MONITORING WELL.).
- MONITOR THE GROUND WATER TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTERIM REMEDY AND CONDUCT ADDITIONAL STUDIES, AS NECESSARY, TO COMPLETE THE REMAINING GROUND WATER AND ON-SITE POND OPERABLE UNITS.
 
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