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Address:  RTE 1 2MI N OF WHITELAW 
City & State:  FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP  WI  54247
EPA ID:  WID056247208
EPA Region:  05
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-94/270
ROD Date:  09/29/1994
Operable Unit(s):  02
Media:  Groundwater
Contaminant:  VOCs, SVOCs, and inorganic compounds
Abstract:  Please note that the text in this document summarizes the Record of Decision for the purposes of facilitating searching and retrieving key text on the ROD. It is not the officially approved abstract drafted by the EPA Regional offices. Once EPA Headquarters receives the official abstract, this text will be replaced.

The Lemberger Transport and Recycling, Inc. (LTR) site consists of a former land disposal facility located in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The Branch River, which drains into Lake Michigan, is located less then one mile west of the site. The river is used for fishing, canoeing and as a potable water supply. The entire Branch River system is managed as a smallmouth bass stream. The LTR site occupies approximately 45 acres, 16 of which are used as an industrial landfill. The site is unlined and it occupies a former gravel mining site. Land in the vicinity of the site is rural and agricultural. Most residences are located along Reifs Mills Road. Four residences are located within 1,000 feet of the site. The residents use the drinking water supply for various agricultural activities.

The LTR site operated between January 1970 and September 1976 under the same license issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for the Lemberger Landfill (LL) Superfund site. The site ceased operations in 1976 when the WDNR did not renew the license. The wastes were deposited in trenches excavated to an approximate depth of five feet.

The LTR site id documented as receiving industrial waste and a variety of liquids, sludge, and slurries between 1969 and 1977. Industrial wastes, including wood tar distillates, aluminum dust, and oil and water mixtures were disposed at the site.

The WDNR had expressed concern that the site had not been covered properly, as indicated by wastes exposed at the landfill's surface. Subsequently, in 1982, the WDNR entered into a consent order with Lemberger Landfills Inc., which operated the LL and LTR sites, to investigate the extent of contamination at the site. WDNR also issued a notice of violation in August 1982 to Lemberger Landfills, Inc. regarding failure to implement groundwater monitoring requirements at the LTR site. In September 1984, the LTR site was added to the National Priorities List (NPL), and EPA became the lead regulatory agency.

The second and final action which is the scope of this ROD addresses the source of contamination at the LTR site. The LTR landfill contains hot spots which needed to be further characterized. The October 1992 RI for OU2 found buried drummed waste and further delineated and identified hot spots present at the site. As a result, EPA determined that the conditions at the site warranted the undertaking of emergency removal activities to abate conditions which may have presented an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public. As part of these activities, EPA entered into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) on July 15, 1993 with a group of Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) to implement the removal action components at the site. The AOC requires the PRPs to fence the landfill, excavate and remove buried drums, install a soil vapor extraction system, and cap the landfill.
Remedy:  The selected remedial action for this site is "No Further Action".
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