Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog
RECORD NUMBER: 3 OF 3
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Maxey Flats Nuclear Disposal, KY : first remedial action - final.|
|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,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Kentucky.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Remedial action ; Pollution control ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Kentucky ; Volatile organic compounds ; Metals ; Water pollution ; Soil contamination ; Ground water ; Leaching ; Environmental transport ; Waste water ; Record of Decision ; Fleming County(Kentucky) ; EPA region 4 ; Cleanup operations|
The 280-acre Maxey Flats Nuclear Disposal site is an inactive low-level radioactive waste disposal facility in Fleming County, Kentucky. The estimated 663 people who reside within 2.5 miles of the site use the public water supply for drinking purposes. From 1962 to 1977, Nuclear Engineering Company, Inc. (NECO), operated a solid by-product, source, and special nuclear material disposal facility under a license with the State. Several State investigations in the 1970's revealed that leachate contaminated with tritium and other radioactive substances was migrating from the disposal trenches to unrestricted areas. The Record of Decision (ROD) addresses final remediation of soil, debris, and associated leachate. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil and debris are VOCs including benzene, TCE, and toluene; metals including arsenic and lead; and radioactive materials. The selected remedial action for the site is included.
"09/30/91." "PB92-964015." "EPA/ROD/R04-91/097." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."