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FADROWSKI DRUM DISPOSAL

Abstract

Site Name:  FADROWSKI DRUM DISPOSAL
Address:  6800 S 27TH ST 
City & State:  FRANKLIN  WI  53132
County:  MILWAUKEE
 
EPA ID:  WID980901227
EPA Region:  05
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R05-91/164
ROD Date:  06/10/1991
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SOIL SEDIMENT DEBRIS
 
Contaminant:  VOCS, TOLUENE, XYLENES, OTHER ORGANICS, PAHS, PESTICIDES, DDT, METALS, ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, LEAD
 
Abstract:  THE 20-ACRE FADROWSKI DRUM DISPOSAL SITE IS AN INACTIVE INDUSTRIAL LANDFILL WITHIN THE CITY OF FRANKLIN, MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WISCONSIN. SURROUNDING LAND USE IS MIXED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL. THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE SITE LIES WITHIN THE FLOODPLAIN OF THE ROOT RIVER, AND APPROXIMATELY NINE ACRES OF WETLANDS ARE LOCATED ONSITE. FROM 1970 UNTIL 1982 WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD, THE SITE WAS AN UNREGULATED AND UNLICENSED LANDFILL ALLOWED ONLY TO RECEIVE CLEAN EARTH FILL CONTAINING CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. HOWEVER, HAZARDOUS WASTE, INCLUDING SEVERAL HUNDRED DRUMS OF UNKNOWN MATERIAL AND LUBRICANT SLUDGES, WERE ILLEGALLY BURIED ONSITE. STATE INVESTIGATIONS IN 1981 IDENTIFIED EVIDENCE OF IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTES INCLUDING CRUSHED DRUMS, AND BOILER AND FOUNDRY WASTES. IN 1982, THE SITE WAS PURCHASED BY MENARD, INC. WITH PLANS TO USE THE PROPERTY AS A SOURCE OF FILL MATERIAL. IN 1983, EXCAVATION BEGAN ONSITE AND DURING THIS WORK VARIOUS CONTAINERS OF WASTE AND SLUDGE WERE UNCOVERED, SOME DRUMS WERE INADVERTENTLY CRUSHED, AND LIQUIDS AND SLUDGE WERE RELEASED INTO ONSITE SOIL. THE STATE DIRECTED THE SITE OWNERS TO CONTAIN THE EXPOSED WASTE UNTIL IT COULD BE SAMPLED AND CHARACTERIZED, BUT INSTEAD THE OWNERS CONSTRUCTED BERMS, THEN COVERED THE WASTE MATERIAL WITH CLAY, WITHOUT APPROVAL. THE REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION/FEASIBILITY STUDY (RI/FS) WAS CONDUCTED BY A POTENTIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY, ACME PRINTING INK, CO. THE RI LOCATED SEVERAL BURIED DRUMS AND IDENTIFIED LOCATIONS LIKELY TO CONTAIN ADDITIONAL BURIED DRUMS. MISCELLANEOUS LOW-LEVEL SOIL AND SEDIMENT CONTAMINATION WAS ALSO DELINEATED. GROUNDWATER IN THE THICK, CONTINUOUS LAYER OF CLAY BELOW THE SITE WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN LOW LEVELS OF CYANIDE, MERCURY, CHROMIUM, AND BARIUM. US EPA SAMPLING HAS SHOWN THAT NEARBY RESIDENTIAL WATER SUPPLIES HAVE NOT BEEN IMPACTED BY THE CONTAMINATION. THIS RECORD OF DECISION (ROD) ADDRESSES SOIL CONTAMINATION TO PREVENT OR REDUCE THE MIGRATION OF CONTAMINANTS INTO THE GROUND WATER. THE PRIMARY CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN AFFECTING THE SOIL, SEDIMENT, AND DEBRIS ARE VOCS INCLUDING TOLUENE AND XYLENES; OTHER ORGANICS INCLUDING PAHS AND PESTICIDES INCLUDING DDT; AND METALS INCLUDING ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, AND LEAD.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THIS SITE INCLUDES EXCAVATING PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED DRUMS AND 25 CUBIC YARDS OF HAZARDOUS SOIL, AND RECYCLING, OR TREATING AND DISPOSING OF THE DRUMMED WASTE OFFSITE; CONSTRUCTING TRENCHES TO LOCATE AND EXCAVATE ADDITIONAL CONTAINERIZED WASTE AND THE SURROUNDING CHARACTERISTICALLY HAZARDOUS SOIL; TREATING ANY CONTAMINATED SOIL ONSITE, FOLLOWED BY OFFSITE DISPOSAL OF THE RESIDUALS; CONSTRUCTING A LANDFILL CAP AND A LEACHATE COLLECTION SYSTEM, AND DISPOSING OF ANY LEACHATE EXCEEDING STATE LEVELS OFFSITE AT A PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW) OR RCRA TREATMENT FACILITY; ALLOWING NATURAL ATTENUATION TO REMEDIATE GROUND WATER; MONITORING GROUND WATER AND SURFACE WATER FOR 30 YEARS TO ENSURE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CAP; AND IMPLEMENTING INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS TO LIMIT LAND AND GROUND WATER USE, AND SITE ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SUCH AS FENCING. IF GROUND WATER CONDITIONS WORSEN OR DO NOT IMPROVE OVER A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME, EPA MAY EVALUATE THE OPTIONS FOR A GROUND WATER TREATMENT PROGRAM. THE ESTIMATED PRESENT WORTH COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $2,230,000, WHICH INCLUDES AN ANNUAL O&M COST OF $32,100 FOR 30 YEARS.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OR GOALS; THROUGH REMOVAL OF BURIED DRUMS AND THE CONTAINMENT OF REMAINING LOW-LEVEL CONTAMINATION, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT GROUND WATER WILL MEET CLEAN-UP STANDARDS THROUGH NATURAL ATTENUATION. GROUND WATER CLEAN-UP STANDARDS ARE BASED ON WISCONSIN PREVENTIVE ACTION LIMITS (PALS), WHICH ARE MORE STRINGENT THAN FEDERAL STANDARDS.
 
Remedy:  THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION IS A FINAL REMEDY FOR THE SITE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REMEDY IS TO ELIMINATE OR REDUCE MIGRATION OF CONTAMINANTS TO THE GROUNDWATER AND TO REDUCE THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO THE CONTAMINATED MATERIALS. THE BURIED DRUMS AT THE SITE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A PRINCIPAL THREAT WARRANTING TREATMENT.

THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE SELECTED REMEDY INCLUDE;
* EXCAVATION OF PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED DRUMS AND ASSOCIATED CHARACTERISTICALLY HAZARDOUS SOILS;
* CONSTRUCTION OF TRENCHES TO FIND AND EXCAVATE ADDITIONAL CONTAINERIZED WASTE AND ASSOCIATED CHARACTERISTICALLY HAZARDOUS SOILS;
* OFF-SITE RECYCLING OR TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF DRUMMED WASTES;
* TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED SOIL;
* CONSTRUCTION OF A LANDFILL COVER (CAP) IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER NR 504.07, WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (WAC) LANDFILL CLOSURE REQUIREMENTS;
* USE OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS ON LANDFILL PROPERTY TO LIMIT LAND AND GROUNDWATER USE; AND
* MONITORING OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER TO ENSURE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REMEDIAL ACTION AND EVALUATE THE NEED FOR FUTURE GROUNDWATER TREATMENT.
 
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