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NEW LYME LANDFILL

Abstract

Site Name:  NEW LYME LANDFILL
Address:  RTE 11 ON DODGEVILLE RD 
City & State:  NEW LYME  OH  44076
County:  ASHTABULA
 
EPA ID:  OHD980794614
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-85/023
ROD Date:  09/27/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SEDIMENT SOIL
 
Contaminant:  ASBESTOS, LABORATORY CHEMICALS, OILS, RESINS AND RESIN TAR, SLUDGE, SOLVENTS, TOLUENE, VOCS
 
Abstract:  THE NEW LYME LANDFILL IS LOCATED NEAR STATE ROUTE 11 ON DODGEVILLE ROAD IN ASHTABULA COUNTY, APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES SOUTH OF THE CITY OF ASHTABULA, OHIO. THE LANDFILL OCCUPIES ABOUT 40 ACRES OF A 100-ACRE TRACT. OPERATIONS BEGAN AT THE SITE IN 1969, AND WERE INITIALLY MANAGED BY TWO FARMERS. IN 1971, THE LANDFILL WAS LICENSED BY THE STATE OF OHIO AND OPERATIONS WERE TAKEN OVER BY A LICENSED LANDFILL OPERATOR. ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTATION, THE NEW LYME LANDFILL RECEIVED HOUSEHOLD, INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL WASTES AND CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS. HOWEVER, NUMEROUS VIOLATIONS OF THE LICENSE OCCURRED, INCLUDING; OPEN DUMPING; IMPROPER SPREADING AND COMPACTING OF WASTES; NO STATE APPROVAL FOR DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN INDUSTRIAL WASTES; AND EXCAVATION OF TRENCHES INTO THE SHALE BEDROCK. IN AUGUST 1978, THE LANDFILL WAS CLOSED BY THE ASHTABULA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. DOCUMENTS INDICATE THAT WASTES AT THE NEW LYME LANDFILL SITE INCLUDED; COAL TAR DISTILLATES, ASBESTOS, COAL TAR, RESINS AND RESIN TAR, PAINT SLUDGE, OILS, PAINT LACQUER THINNER, PEROXIDE, CORROSIVE LIQUIDS, ACETONE, XYLENE, TOLUENE, KEROSENE, NAPTHA, BENZENE, LINSEED OIL, MINERAL OIL, FUEL OIL, CHLORINATED SOLVENTS, 2,4-D, AND LABORATORY CHEMICALS.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES; CONSTRUCTION OF A RCRA CAP OVER THE LANDFILL, INSTALLATION OF EXTRACTION/CONTAINMENT WELLS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE LANDFILL TO DEWATER THE LANDFILL AND TO ELIMINATE LEACHATE PRODUCTION; ONSITE TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER AND LEACHATE USING BIOLOGICAL DISC, SODIUM HYDROXIDE PRECIPITATION AND GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON; ONSITE CONSOLIDATION OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT; INSTALLATION OF GAS VENTS; FENCING OF THE SITE AND INSTALLATION OF A GROUND WATER MONITORING SYSTEM. TOTAL CAPITAL COSTS FOR THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION IS ESTIMATED TO BE $10,798,000 WITH ANNUAL O&M COSTS OF $52,000 FOR THE DURATION THAT WATER TREATMENT IS NECESSARY. AFTER THAT TIME, THE ANNUAL O&M COSTS ARE ESTIMATED TO DECREASE TO $44,000.
 
Remedy:  - INSTALLATION OF RCRA CAP OVER THE LANDFILL.
- EXTRACTION/CONTAINMENT WELLS AROUND PERIMETER OF LANDFILL TO DEWATER LANDFILL AND ELIMINATE LEACHATE PRODUCTION. WELLS MUST OPERATE INDEFINITELY TO MAINTAIN EFFECTIVENESS OF REMEDY.
- ONSITE TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER AND LEACHATE USING BIOLOGICAL DISC, SODIUM HYDROXIDE PRECIPITATION, AND GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON UNTIL LEACHATE IS NO LONGER PRODUCED AND TREATMENT BECOMES UNNECESSARY (AFTER ABOUT 15 YEARS).
- ONSITE CONSOLIDATION OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT.
- GAS CONTROL, FENCE, GROUNDWATER MONITORING.
 
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