||Arkansas Dept. of Health, Little Rock.; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, January 22, 2013.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
The former AMWE facility was comprised ofa municipal incinerator and two warehouses where medical, industrial, and hazardous wastes were improperly stored. Previously, ADH/ATSDR identified and discussed on-site contamination issues in the document, 'Health Consultation: Osceola Incinerator (Arkansas Municipal Waste-to-Energy)' dated April 20, 2005. (Note, the E.R. Moore building has been razed and the municipal incinerator building is no longer in use.) For this evaluation, the area ofinterest is the larger ofthe two warehouses, named the 'Parsons Warehouse.' Since an emergency removal action in 2003, the EPA, along with coordinated efforts by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and ADH, have been monitoring the clean-up progress at this site. EPA Region 6 has been the lead authority for the site since 2004. The EPA characterized, containerized, and staged the remaining waste in the Parsons Warehouse until the most significant Potential Responsible Parties (PRPs) completed removal ofthe majority ofthe containers in 2006, leaving some hazardous wastes on-site. Since 2005, the AMWE Parsons Warehouse site has been on the Arkansas Remedial Action Trust Fund Act (RATFA) State Priority List (SPL). ADEQ plans to remove the AMWE Parsons Warehouse site from the SPL once final remediation and data confirmation from EPA has occurred. The Parsons Warehouse is part ofa 2.5-acre site located in the city limits. This site is not fenced; therefore, the site property is accessible. However, building entrances are locked. The approximately 50,000-squarefoot structure has a concrete floor and several loading dock areas along its southern exterior. It is bordered by an inactive warehouse facility to the north, Parsons Drive to the south, Highway 325 (Ohlendorf Road) to the west, and a scrap metal recycler to the east. The property is zoned as light industrial and has the potential to be used as commercial or light industrial property in the future. Land use within 0.25 miles ofthe site includes various commercial businesses, agricultural land, residences, and a small apartment complex. A residential subdivision is within 0.5 mile north and east ofthe site.