Superfund Site Profile
- The 10 acre Kane & Lombard Street Drums Superfund site (Site) consists of a former landfill located near the intersection of Kane and Lombard Streets in Baltimore, MD.
- Between 1962 and 1984 the site was part of an open dump where demolition, municipal and industrial wastes were disposed.
- The site lies along an industrial and commercial strip, adjacent to a high school and public recreation area. Residential developments and a large medical complex are located about a third of a mile from the site.
- The groundwater beneath the site and in the vicinity is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including trichloroethene, 1,2-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride, as a result of past waste disposal.
- The City of Baltimore supplies drinking water to area residents, and no residential wells are known to exist within a half-mile radius of the site. Contaminated groundwater would present a future health risk, if the affected aquifer were used as a water supply.
TOPICS IN FOCUS
- Potenially Responsible Parties (PRPs) began investigative activities for a Focused Feasibility Study (FFS). In 2012 the PRPs submitted a plan on the path forward, outlining a pilot extraction well and additional monitoring wells.
- An administrative consent order was signed with the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) for this site in April 2011 to perform a groundwater investigation under a Focused Feasibility Study. The goal of the study, which is still ongoing, is to evaluate a new cleanup method for contaminated groundwater.