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LASKIN/POPLAR OIL CO.

Abstract

Site Name:  LASKIN/POPLAR OIL CO.
Address:  717 N POPLAR STREET 
City & State:  JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP  OH  44047
County:  ASHTABULA
 
EPA ID:  OHD061722211
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-87/053
ROD Date:  09/30/1987
Operable Unit(s):  02
 
Media:  SOIL
 
Contaminant:  LEAD, METALS, PAHS, PCBS, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE LASKIN/POPLAR OIL SITE, OCCUPYING APPROXIMATELY 9 ACRES, IS LOCATED IN ASHTABULA COUNTY, OHIO. APPROXIMATELY 80 YEARS AGO A GREENHOUSE OPERATION BEGAN. BOILERS WERE INSTALLED APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS AGO TO HEAT THE GREENHOUSES. DURING THE 1960'S, TANKS WERE INSTALLED TO HOLD WASTE OIL TO FIRE THE BOILERS. THE OILS WERE NOT ANALYZED PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE AND OIL CONTAINING PCBS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS CONSTITUENTS WERE ACCEPTED. AS THE GREENHOUSE BUSINESS DETERIORATED, THE OWNER BEGAN COLLECTING, RESELLING AND DISPOSING OF WASTE OILS CONTAINING PCBS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS CONSTITUENTS. SEVERAL EMERGENCY ACTIONS WERE TAKEN AFTER THE SITE WAS DISCOVERED AND DURING CRITICAL PERIODS SUCH AS MUDSLIDES AND FLOODING. BETWEEN JULY AND OCTOBER 1982, A PLANNED REMOVAL ACTION REMOVED 302,000 GALLONS OF WASTE OIL, SOLIDIFIED 205,000 GALLONS OF SLUDGE AND TREATED AND RELEASED 430,000 GALLONS OF CONTAMINATED WATER. AN AUGUST 1984 RECORD OF DECISION ADDRESSED THE INCINERATION OF CONTAMINATED WATER, OIL ABOVE 50 PPM, PCB AND OIL BELOW 50 PPM PCB. CURRENTLY BULK WASTE MATERIAL INCLUDING 6,000 GALLONS OF OIL, 60,000 GALLONS OF WASTE WATER AND 705,000 GALLONS OF SLUDGE ARE STILL PRESENT AT THE SITE. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN AFFECTING THE SOIL INCLUDE; PCBS, PAHS, VOCS AND METALS (PRIMARILY LEAD).

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE INCLUDES; CONSTRUCTION OF A FENCE AROUND CONTAMINATED PORTIONS OF THE SITE AND THE ONSITE INCINERATOR; ONSITE INCINERATION OF OILS, SLUDGES AND HIGHLY CONTAMINATED SOILS; OFFSITE TREATMENT OF ALL WASTE WATERS, DECONTAMINATION WATER AND SCRUBBER WATER; OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF ALL INCINERATOR ASH; DISMANTLING AND OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF ALL TANKS; CRUSHING AND INCINERATION OF CINDER BLOCK WALLS OF THE PITS; AND BACKFILLING AND GRADING OF ALL EXCAVATED AREAS. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH OF THE RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE IS $8.5 MILLION WITH NO O&M REQUIRED.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDY CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING MAJOR COMPONENTS; - CONSTRUCTION OF A FENCE AROUND THE CONTAMINATED PORTIONS OF THE SITE AND THE ON-SITE INCINERATOR; - ON-SITE INCINERATION OF OILS, SLUDGES, AND HIGHLY CONTAMINATED SOILS; - OFF-SITE TREATMENT OF ALL WASTEWATER, DECONTAMINATION WATER, AND SCRUBBER WATER; - OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF ALL INCINERATOR ASH; - DISMANTLING AND OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF ALL TANKS; - CRUSHING AND INCINERATION OF THE CINDER BLOCK WALLS OF THE PITS; - BACKFILLING AND/OR GRADING OF ALL EXCAVATED AREAS TO PRECLUDE PONDING.
 
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