Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LOVE CANAL
NIAGARA FALLS, NY

Operable Units

During cleanup, a site can be divided into a number of distinct areas depending on its complexity. These areas, called operable units (OUs), may address geographic areas, specific problems, or areas where a specific action is required. Examples of typical operable units include construction of a groundwater pump and treatment system or construction of a cap over a landfill.

OU ID Name Types of Contaminants
Present at the Time of
ROD Completion
Cleanup Technologies Selected
in the Decision Document
00 SITEWIDE
01 SITE EVAL/DISP
  • BENZOYL CHLORIDE
  • CHLOROBENZENE
  • DIOXINS (CHLORINATED DIBENZODIOXINS)
  • GAMMA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (LINDANE)
  • PESTICIDES
  • POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS)
  • TRICHLOROPHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS)
  • 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
  • 1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE
  • 2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD)
  • ARSENIC
  • TOLUENE
  • ZINC
  • Containment (other, NOS, onsite)
  • Excavation
  • Monitoring
03 OU03
04 OU04
05 THERMAL TREATMENT
  • 2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD)
  • Containment (other, NOS, onsite)
  • Dewatering
  • Excavation
  • Thermal Treatment (other, NOS, exsitu, onsite)
06 93 RD STREET SCHOOL
  • ANTIMONY
  • ARSENIC
  • BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE
  • BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE
  • BENZO[A]PYRENE
  • CHRYSENE
  • DIOXINS (CHLORINATED DIBENZODIOXINS)
  • INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE
  • LEAD
  • MERCURY
  • Cap (engineered cap)
  • Excavation
  • Monitoring
  • Sampling
  • Solidification/Stabilization (exsitu, onsite)
07 HOME MAINTENANCE
08 PROPERTY AQUISITION CAG
09 93RD STREET SCHOOL
  • ARSENIC
  • CHROMIUM
  • LEAD
  • PESTICIDES
  • POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS)
  • TOLUENE
  • XYLENES
  • Cover (soil)
  • Disposal (offsite)
  • Excavation

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