Superfund Site: E.H. SCHILLING LANDFILL
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, OH

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 3-acre E. H. Schilling Landfill is located in a rural area of Hamilton Township in Lawrence County, Ohio. A waste disposal facility operated on site from 1969 to 1980. The facility accepted industrial hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, including styrene, phenol, acetone, alcohol, wastewater treatment sludge, coal tar compounds and foam material. Waste material was deposited behind an earthen dam and under a soil cover. The State of Ohio closed the landfill in 1980 due to numerous permit violations. Landfill operations contaminated soil, sediment, leachate and groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-VOCs and metals.

 The contamination found in the area prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to propose that the Site be placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1982.  The construction of the site’s remedy  was completed in1993. Currently the site is being monitored to ensure the remedy is still protective of human health and the environment.