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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/541/R-97/100
ROD Date:  09/30/1997
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  Groundwater.
 
Contaminant:  Benzene, trichloroethene, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, heavy metals.
 
Abstract:  The Marion (Bragg) Dump site is located just outside of Marion, Indiana. The dump occupies approximately 45 acres of the 72-acre site along the bank of the Mississinewa River. The northern end of the site is within the estimated 100-year flood plain. The site is bordered on the north and east by the River, a cemetery on the west, and private property on the south.The site was used as a sand and gravel quarry from 1935 until approximately 1961. During the period from 1949 through 1970, Radio Corporation of America (RCA) leased and used portions of the site for industrial refuse disposal. Concurrently, during the period from 1957 until 1975, Bragg Construction leased a separate portion of the site which it used for disposal of municipal wastes. Periodic inspections indicated that operations at the dump were continually conducted in an unacceptable manner, specifically, disposal of hazardous or prohibited wastes being dumped and mixed with other wastes. Other typical violations included lack of daily cover, placing wastes in standing water, and burning refuse. In 1975, Bragg Construction stopped operating the landfill. It was covered with a sandy/silty material and seeded; it was never formally closed. Later that year, Waste Reduction Systems constructed a transfer station on the premises in order to transfer solid wastes to an approved landfill. The station closed in 1977.In the fall of 1983, the Marion (Bragg) Dump site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). An investigation and feasibility study was initiated in 1985. Some cleanup actions took place between 1990 and 1991 involved moving Marion Paving Company off the site, tearing down a residence next to the business, placing common fill on the waste disposal area, installing a clay cap, covering the cap with top soil, establishing a vegetative layer, and installing a perimeter fence.
 
Remedy:  A no action remedy has been selected for OU 2 and OU 3 at the Marion (Bragg) Dump site. Under the no action remedy, monitoring of the groundwater, the on-site and large off-site ponds, and the river will continue.
 
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