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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Lackawanna Refuse site, PA.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-85/010
Stock Number PB85-232098
OCLC Number 23882498
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania--Lackawanna County. ; Lackawanna Refuse site (Pa.) ; Lackawanna County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Lackawanna refuse site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Commercial buildings ; Capitalized costs ; Metals ; Paints ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Soil analysis ; Surface water ; Solvents ; Leaching ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA region 3 ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Lackawanna County(Pennsylvania) ; Heavy metals ; Strip mine wastes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-85-010 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/01/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-85-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/11/2009
EJBD  EPA ROD-R03-85-010 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2013
NTIS  PB85-232098 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 51 p.
The Lackawanna Refuse site is located along a section of the north-south border between the Borough of Old Forge and Ransom Township, in Lackawanna County, PA. Five strip mine pits of five to six acres each were excavated in this area during the last century, and three were later used for waste disposal in the 1970's. One abandoned pit (Pit 5) contains about 15,000 buried drums of hazardous waste as well as municipal refuse. Pit 5 is approximately five acres and is estimated to be 30-50 feet deep. The pit has only a thin cover of soil above the waste. The contents of 20 drums were sampled and found to contain various solvents, paints and thinners, sludges, organic acids, and toxic metals. The selected remedial action includes: removal of all drums and highly contaminated municipal refuse from Pit 5 for disposal at a RCRA-regulated facility, clay capping (with gas venting systems) of Pits 2, 3, and 5, installation of surface water drainage diversion and construction of a leachate collection and treatment system for all three pits, removal and disposal of the top layer of contaminated soil from the bore hole pit and the access road, reconstruction of the road with appropriate drainage and sedimentation controls, and removal of the dried paint and contaminated soil in the paint spill area for off-site disposal of a RCRA-regulated facility. The estimated total project capital cost for these remedial actions is $8,200,000.
"March, 1985." "PB85-232098." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."