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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/R05-89/091
ROD Date:  06/29/1989
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  DEBRIS GROUNDWATER SOIL SURFACEWATER
 
Contaminant:  DIOXIN, LEAD, PAHS, PCBS, PESTICIDES
 
Abstract:  THE 9-ACRE LASKIN/POPLAR OIL SITE IS IN JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, ASHTABULA COUNTY, OHIO. INCLUDED ON THE SITE ARE: A RESIDENCE, A GREENHOUSE COMPLEX, A BOILER HOUSE/GARAGE CONTAINING 4 BOILERS, A SMOKESTACK, 4 OIL STORAGE PITS, 1 UNDERGROUND AND 32 ABOVE GROUND OIL STORAGE TANKS, A RETENTION POND, A FRESHWATER POND, AND MISCELLANEOUS SMALL BUILDINGS. IN THE 1960S STORAGE PITS AND TANKS WERE INSTALLED TO STORE WASTE OIL FOR THE BOILERS THAT HEATED THE GREENHOUSES. THE POPLAR OIL COMPANY CONTINUED TO ACCEPT THE WASTE OIL THROUGHOUT THE 1960S AND 1970S. IN 1981 EPA FOUND PCBS IN ONSITE GROUND WATER AND SOIL WHICH RESULTED IN SEVERAL EMERGENCY ACTIONS THAT INCLUDED DRAINING AND REGRADING 2 RETENTION PONDS, DIVERTING SURFACE RUNOFF TO OTHER RETENTION PONDS, REMOVING OFFSITE AND INCINERATING 302,000 GALLONS OF WASTE OIL, TREATING AND DISCHARGING OFFSITE 430,000 GALLONS OF CONTAMINATED SURFACE WATER, AND SOLIDIFYING 205,000 GALLONS OF SLUDGE. FROM 1985 TO 1986 THE POPLAR OIL COMPANY REMOVED AN ADDITIONAL 250,000 GALLONS OF WASTE OIL AND WASTEWATER IN RESPONSE TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER. TWO ADDITIONAL ORDERS WERE ISSUED ORDERING WORKPLAN DEVELOPMENT AND INCINERATION OF MATERIALS IN THE PITS, TANKS, AND HEAVILY CONTAMINATED SOIL. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN AFFECTING THE SOIL, ONSITE STRUCTURES, AND DEBRIS ARE ORGANICS INCLUDING PCBS, PAHS, PESTICIDES, AND DIOXIN; AND METALS INCLUDING LEAD.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES DRAINING ONSITE FRESHWATER AND RETENTION PONDS WITH OFFSITE DISCHARGE AND REFILLING; THERMALLY TREATING CONTAMINATED SOIL, ASH, AND DEBRIS FROM THE BOILER HOUSE AREA WITH ONSITE DISPOSAL OF ASH IF THE ASH CAN BE DELISTED, OTHERWISE OFFSITE DISPOSAL IN A RCRA LANDFILL; DEMOLISHING AND THERMALLY TREATING OR DECONTAMINATING DIOXIN-CONTAMINATED STRUCTURES; CONSTRUCTING AN UP-GRADIENT GROUND WATER DIVERSION TRENCH; INSTALLING A MULTI-LAYER CAP OVER CONTAMINATED SOIL EXCEEDING A 10-6 EXCESS CANCER-RISK LEVEL; MONITORING SURFACE AND GROUND WATER; AND IMPOSING ACCESS AND LAND USE RESTRICTIONS. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $11,000,000, WHICH INCLUDES PRESENT WORTH O&M COSTS OF $1,000,000.
 
Remedy:  THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE SELECTED REMEDY CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING;

* DRAIN RETENTION AND FRESHWATER PONDS. DISCHARGE SURFACE WATER FROM PONDS TO CEMETERY CREEK, WITH TREATMENT IF REQUIRED. BACKFILL FRESHWATER POND WITH CLEAN FILL AND GRADE RETENTION POND AREA.
* THERMALLY TREAT CONTAMINATED SOIL, ASH, AND DEBRIS FROM THE BOILER HOUSE AREA AND DISPOSE OF ASH ON-SITE (IF DELISTABLE) OR OFF-SITE IN A RCRA LANDFILL.
* DEMOLISH AND THERMALLY TREAT OR DECONTAMINATE DIOXIN CONTAMINATED STRUCTURES. IF MATERIAL CAN NOT BE DECONTAMINATED OR THERMALLY TREATED, CONTAIN MATERIAL IN AN ON-SITE CONCRETE VAULT AND PLACE BENEATH THE CAP FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE UNTIL PROPER EFFECTIVE DISPOSAL CAN BE SECURED FOR THE MATERIAL.
* CONSTRUCT A GROUNDWATER DIVERSION TRENCH UP-GRADIENT OF THE CONTAMINATED SOIL AND GROUNDWATER.
* CONSTRUCT A MULTI-LAYER CAP OVER SOILS IN EXCEEDANCE OF 10(-6) EXCESS LIFETIME CANCER RISK LEVEL OR TOTAL HAZARD INDEX OF 1.
* DE-WATER SITE BY NATURAL GROUNDWATER FLOW TO CEMETERY CREEK.
* CONDUCT GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER MONITORING TO ASSESS QUALITY OF GROUNDWATER MIGRATING TOWARDS CEMETERY CREEK.
* IMPOSE ACCESS AND USE RESTRICTIONS.
* ESTIMATED TOTAL COST: $ 11,000,000.00
 
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