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Main Title Superfund record of decision : John's Sludge Pond, KS.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/ROD/R07-89/025
Stock Number PB90-197633
OCLC Number 769025397
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Kansas--Wichita
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Site surveys ; Waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Lead(Metals) ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Wichita(Kansas) ; Liquid waste disposal ; Polychlorabiphenyl compounds ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R07-89-025 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB90-162629 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB90-197633 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [24], [2], 13 p. : maps ; 28 cm.
The Johns' Sludge Pond site is in a relatively undeveloped area in the city of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. During the 1950s and 1960s the Super Refined Oil Company used the sludge pond for the disposal of waste oil and up to 15,000 cubic yards of oily sludge generated by the oil recycling and reclamation operation. Because sulfuric acid was used to refine waste oil for recycling, the wastes dumped into the pond were very acidic. Additionally, high lead concentrations and low PCB concentrations (less than 50 ppm) were also detected in the sludge. As surface water flowed into the pond, an extremely acidic layer of water formed on top of the sludge which often overflowed into nearby surface waters. The city subsequently built berms to prevent further surface runoff. In 1983 EPA ordered the city to undertake interim cleanup activities which consisted of excavating and solidifying the sludge using cement kilm dust with redeposition of the treated sludge into a compacted clay-lined cell followed by capping using a compacted clay cap. Surface and ground water monitoring following the interim action have not detected any contaminant levels that could require further action.
"EPA/ROD/R07-89/025." "September 1989." "PB90-162629." "PB90-197633."