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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-97/116
ROD Date:  06/30/1997
Operable Unit(s):  04
Media:  Soil,Sediment,Groundwater,Surface Water.
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 contains several chemical industries and waste disposal sites. 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 major components of the selected remedy for the floodplains/wetlands area (FWA) include excavation and on-site containment of contaminated soils and sediments; backfilling and revegetation in the FWA; installing a cover in certain areas of the FWA; removal of trees; operation and maintenance and post-closure care of the cover and containment facility; imposition of institutional controls; and future monitoring.
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