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City & State:  UNIONTOWN  OH  44685
County:  STARK
EPA ID:  OHD000377911
EPA Region:  05
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Amendment
ROD ID:  EPA/541/R-00/162
ROD Date:  03/01/2000
Operable Unit(s):  01
Abstract:  Industrial Excess Landfill (IEL) is a privately-owned 30-acre mixed-waste landfill located at 12646 Cleveland Avenue, Uniontown, Ohio, approximately ten miles southeast of Akron. The landfill closed in 1980. Homes are located principally to the north, west, and southwest of the site. A sod farm is located to the east of the landfill, across from a rather narrow stream called Metzger Ditch. Covered with overgrown grasses, small trees, and shrubs, the site itself is gently sloping, with the highest elevation towards the northwest corner. The area around IEL is rural/residential, with a mixture of residential, agricultural, commercial, and light industrial use. Since the July 1989 ROD was signed, the area has become increasingly residential with many new homes being built nearby.

The 1988 Remediaiton Investigation report indicated the following:
" Landfilling of municipal, commercial, and industrial wastes occurred over approximately 8085 percent of the Site property. EPA estimated that approximately one million gallons of liquid waste materials were disposed at IEL. A total of 780,000 tons of wastes were disposed at IEL before it closed in 1980;
" Off-site contaminant migration posing a threat to public health and the environment was associated with the groundwater;
" The most extensive body of contaminated materials consisted of wastes and waste-soil mixtures on-site.

The contamination principally originated from two small leachate seep areas in the landfill and in the sediments of the on-site ponds. Sampling of soils and sediments indicated that contamination of these media was limited to the area encompassed by the Site.
Remedy:  Extraction of 256,000,000 gallons of contaminated ground water with onsite treatment using packed stripping columns, activated charcoal, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration, followed by onsite discharge; offsite disposal of sludge residuals to a RCRA facility; offsite regeneration of carbon residuals; installation of a RCRA cap with expansion of the existing gas venting system; land use and access restrictions; O&M.
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