Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LOVE CANAL
NIAGARA FALLS, NY

Operable Units

Below, EPA has provided a list of the remedial actions selected pertaining to each operable unit.

EPA issues Records of Decision (RODs) to explain which cleanup methods will be used at Superfund National Priorities List sites. EPA has two primary documents that it may use to identify changes to the remedies selected in RODs. EPA uses a ROD Amendment when it needs to make a fundamental change to the remedy. EPA publishes an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) for significant changes.

During cleanup, complex sites may be divided into several distinct areas to make the response more efficient. These areas, called operable units (OUs), may address geographic areas, specific problems, or medium (e.g., groundwater, soil) where a specific action is required.

EPA is working to improve data quality. The information presented on this page is undergoing review for accuracy and completeness, and may be subject to change.

OU ID Name Decision Document Cleanup Technologies Selected
in the Decision Document
00 SITEWIDE No decision document
01 SITE EVAL/DISP Record of Decision
April 01, 1982
Centralized Waste Treatment Facility (onsite)
Containment (other, NOS, onsite)
Leachate Control
Monitoring
Treatment (other, NOS, exsitu, onsite)
Treatment (other, NOS, onsite)
02 SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM Record of Decision
May 06, 1985
Containment (other, NOS, onsite)
Excavation
Monitoring
03 OU03 No decision document
04 OU04 No decision document
05 THERMAL TREATMENT Record of Decision
October 26, 1987
Containment (other, NOS, onsite)
Dewatering
Excavation
Thermal Treatment (other, NOS, exsitu, onsite)
05 THERMAL TREATMENT Explanation of Significant Differences
November 13, 1996
Disposal (offsite)
Incineration (offsite)
06 93 RD STREET SCHOOL Record of Decision
September 26, 1988
Cap (engineered cap)
Excavation
Monitoring
Sampling
Solidification/Stabilization (exsitu, onsite)
07 HOME MAINTENANCE No decision document
08 PROPERTY AQUISITION CAG No decision document
09 93RD STREET SCHOOL Record of Decision
May 15, 1991
Cover (soil)
Disposal (offsite)
Excavation

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