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City & State:  ASHTABULA  OH  44004
EPA ID:  OHD980614572
EPA Region:  05
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/541/R-97/115
ROD Date:  09/29/1997
Operable Unit(s):  02
Media:  Soil,Sediment,Surface Water,Groundwater.
Contaminant:  Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Chlorinated Benzene Compounds, Chlorinated Solvents, Hexachlorobutadiene, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Arsenic.
Abstract:  The Fields Brook site is located in the city of Ashtabula, Ohio, approximately 55 miles east of Cleveland. The main channel of Fields Brook is almost 4 miles long and flows west-northwest to its confluence with the Ashtabula River, through an industrialized area and a residential area. Fields Brook empties into the Ashtabula River, approximately 8,000 feet upstream from Lake Erie. The city of Ashtabula has an approximate population of 23,000 people. The industrial zone of Ashtabula is concentrated around Fields Brook and is comprised of several chemical industries and waste disposal sites. Manufacturing has occurred since the early 1940s in this area. Activities ranging from metal fabrication to production of complex chemical products occurred on approximately 18 separate industrial properties. The decades of industrial activity along Fields Brook and its tributaries resulted in the release of chemical contamination to the Fields Brook watershed.Between 1983 and 1986, an investigation/study was conducted at the site. Potentially responsible parties (PRPs) were identified by 1989. As a result of an evaluation conducted by the PRPs, six industrial properties were identified as sources of contamination to Fields Brook. The site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983.
Remedy:  The remedies selected for the Source Control Areas (OU 2) address contamination at six locations. The six source areas are Acme Scrap Iron & Metal, Millennium (formerly SCM), North and South Sewers, Detrex Corporation, RMI Metals, and Conrail. The major components of the selected remedies include: excavation of soils; backfilling with clean soil; on-site containment of remaining soils with a cover and erosion blanket; disposal of soils at either an on-site or off-site TSCA landfill; removal of sediment and debris from inside sewer lines and associated catch basins; closing of sewers and filling with cement; construction of replacement sewers; construction of a partial slurry wall; installation of extraction wells; treatment of groundwater from extraction wells; filling and regrading of low-lying areas within the collection system; long-term operation and maintenance and post-closure care; long-term monitoring; institutional controls; and access restrictions.
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