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FOREST WASTE PRODUCTS

Abstract

Site Name:  FOREST WASTE PRODUCTS
Address:  8359 E FARRAND RD 
City & State:  OTISVILLE  MI  48463
County:  GENESEE
 
EPA ID:  MID980410740
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-88/062
ROD Date:  03/31/1988
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL
 
Contaminant:  MATALS, ARSENIC, LEAD, ORGANICS, PAHS, PBBS, PESTICIDES, VOCS, TOLUENE, TCE
 
Abstract:  THE FOREST WASTE DISPOSAL SITE CONSISTS OF AN 11-ACRE, ABANDONED MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE LANDFILL AND 9 SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS. IT IS LOCATED IN GENESEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF FLINT, AND IS SURROUNDED BY AGRICULTURAL LAND AND UNDEVELOPED WOODLANDS AND WETLANDS. AN ESTIMATED 20 TO 30 HOUSEHOLDS ARE LOCATED WITHIN A QUARTER MILE OF THE SITE. WETLANDS IN THE SITE VICINITY DRAIN INTO BUTTERNUT CREEK WHICH EVENTUALLY DISCHARGES INTO THE FLINT RIVER. THE SITE IS UNDERLAIN BY TWO DRINKING WATER AQUIFERS. FOREST WASTE DISPOSAL CONDUCTED LANDFILL OPERATIONS FROM 1972-1978, RECEIVING LIMITED TYPES OF LIQUID INDUSTRIAL WASTE, GENERAL HOUSEHOLD REFUSE, AND DRUMMED WASTE UNTIL 1978. SPECIFIC WASTE MATERIAL FOUND WITHIN THE LANDFILL INCLUDES PBB-CONTAMINATED FEED, SEPTIC SLUDGE, AND DRUMS CONTAINING PRIMARILY SOLID AND LIQUID VOCS IN HIGH CONCENTRATIONS. THE OPERATOR ALSO WAS SUSPECTED OF DISCHARGING LIQUID WASTES INTO THE LANDFILL AND ONTO THE GROUND. IN 1982, THE SITE WAS PLACED ON THE NPL. THIS REMEDIAL ACTION ADDRESSES THE LANDFILL AND CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER ON THE EAST END OF THE SITE. CONTAMINATION FROM THE NINE WASTE LAGOONS IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE PRIMARY SOURCE AFFECTING GROUND WATER AND IS ADDRESSED IN A PREVIOUS REMEDIAL ACTION, WHICH INCLUDES: OFFSITE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF LAGOON LIQUID, WITH ONSITE TREATMENT AND OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF LAGOON SEDIMENT, SLUDGE AND SOIL. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN AFFECTING THE SOIL AND GROUND WATER ARE VOCS INCLUDING TOLUENE AND TCE; OTHER ORGANICS INCLUDING PESTICIDES, PAHS AND PBBS; AND METALS INCLUDING ARSENIC AND LEAD.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES; REMOVAL AND EITHER ONSITE OR OFFSITE INCINERATION OF APPROXIMATELY 4,000 DRUMS AND 1,000 YD3 OF ASSOCIATED CONTAMINATED SOIL; INSTALLATION OF A CONTAINMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING A RCRA CAP, SLURRY WALL, DEWATERING SYSTEM AND A LEACHATE COLLECTION SYSTEM; AND TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF COLLECTED LEACHATE. THE GROUND WATER REMEDY INCLUDES; DEED RESTRICTIONS TO PREVENT USE OF THE GROUND WATER AS A DRINKING WATER SOURCE; ACCESS RESTRICTIONS; AND GROUND WATER MONITORING. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $23,820,000 WITH AN ANNUAL O&M OF $440,500.
 
Remedy:  THE FINAL REMEDIAL ACTION ADDRESSES TWO SITE OPERABLE UNITS: THE LANDFILL SOIL AND SOURCE MATERIALS, AND CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER ON THE EAST END OF THE SITE. THE LANDFILL OPERABLE UNIT REMEDIAL ACTION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
* REMOVAL AND OFFSITE TREATMENT OF AREAS OF CONCENTRATED DRUMS AND ASSOCIATED SATURATED CONTAMINATED SOILS;
* INSTALLATION OF A RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA) CAP OVER THE LANDFILL;
* INSTALLATION OF A SOIL-BENTONITE SLURRY WALL VERTICAL BARRIER WITH A DEWATERING SYSTEM SURROUNDING THE LANDFILL;
* COLLECTION AND TREATMENT OF THE GROUNDWATER FROM THE DEWATERING SYSTEM;
* ACCESS RESTRICTIONS ON THE FOREST WASTE PROPERTY AND AREAS IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDING THE SITE;
* INSTALLATION OF FENCE AROUND THE LANDFILL AREA; AND
 
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