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INDUSTRIAL EXCESS LANDFILL

Abstract

Site Name:  INDUSTRIAL EXCESS LANDFILL
Address:  4MI S INTER 619 & CLEVELAND AVENUE 
City & State:  UNIONTOWN  OH  44685
County:  STARK
 
EPA ID:  OHD000377911
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-87/056
ROD Date:  09/30/1987
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  INORGANICS, ORGANICS, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE INDUSTRIAL EXCESS LANDFILL (IEL) IS A 30-ACRE CLOSED SANITARY LANDFILL LOCATED IN UNIONTOWN, STARK COUNTY, OHIO. OVER 400 RESIDENTIAL HOMES, LOCATED WITHIN A 0.5 MILE RADIUS OF THE LANDFILL, RELY ENTIRELY ON INDIVIDUAL OR PRIVATE WELL SUPPLIES FOR DRINKING WATER. PRIOR TO 1961, THE LANDFILL PROPERTY MAY HAVE BEEN UTILIZED AS A COAL MINE AND LATER FOR MINING SAND AND GRAVEL. GRADUALLY, THE MINING/EXCAVATION PIT WAS CONVERTED INTO A LANDFILL WHICH RECEIVED A VARIETY OF WASTES. BETWEEN 1964 AND 1968, THE SITE WAS USED TO STORE FLY ASH, MASONRY RUBBLE, PAPER AND LUMBER SCRAP. FROM 1968 TO 1980, IEL ACCEPTED MUNICIPAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND CHEMICAL WASTES OF SUBSTANTIALLY UNDETERMINED AND UNKNOWN COMPOSITION, PRIMARILY FROM THE NEARBY RUBBER INDUSTRY. LARGE QUANTITIES OF CHEMICAL AND LIQUID WASTE WERE DUMPED ONTO THE GROUND EITHER FROM 55-GALLON DRUMS OR FROM TANKER TRUCKS. IN JANUARY OF 1972, THE STARK COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH (SCBH) ORDERED THE DUMPING OF CHEMICAL WASTES STOPPED. IN 1980, DUE TO PUBLIC CONCERN AND FACILITY VOLUME LIMITATIONS, THE LANDFILL WAS ORDERED TO CLOSE. CLOSURE PLANS WERE COMPLETED AND THE SITE WAS COVERED AND SEEDED. IN 1983, COMPLAINTS BY COMMUNITY RESIDENTS PROMPTED INVESTIGATIONS TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER DRINKING WATER WAS CONTAMINATED AND IF HEALTH RISKS EXISTED. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT RESIDENTIAL WELLS WERE CONTAMINATED WITH INORGANICS, ORGANICS AND VOCS.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INVOLVES PROVISION OF AN ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY TO APPROXIMATELY 100 HOMES LOCATED WEST OF THE SITE. EPA HAS DEFERRED THE DECISION ON THE SOURCE OF THIS WATER UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF INITIAL DESIGN ACTIVITIES. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION RANGES FROM $1,715,870 TO $2,289,060 PENDING WATER SOURCE SELECTION.
 
Remedy:  - PROVIDE ALTERNATE WATER TO AN AREA COMPRISED OF APPROXIMATELY 100 HOMES LOCATED WEST OF THE IEL SITE. THIS ACTION CONSTITUTES AN OPERABLE UNIT OF THE OVERALL REMEDY FOR THE SITE. THE COMPREHENSIVE REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION/FEASIBILITY STUDY (RI/FS) DOCUMENTS WILL EVALUATE ALTERNATIVES FOR THE OVERALL SITE REMEDY.
 
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