Distler Farm is located in the southwest corner of Jefferson County, KY, approximately one mile northwest of West Point, KY. The site is a three-acre approximately 1,000 feet from the Ohio River. 600 drums of industrial waste was stored on the ground surface. In December 1978 the Ohio River and its tributaries flooded, causing drums of industrial wastes from the site to be scattered along the flood plain of the creek. The Governor of Kentucky declared an environmental emergency and Region IV of the EPA supervised recovery and onsite storage of 832 drums containing chemicals characteristic of paint and varnish industry. Studies confirmed the evidence of soil contamination and ground water contamination. The primary contaminants of concern include VOCs, PCE, TCE, ketones, toluene, inorganics, radioactive material, and metals. The remedial action includes excavation and removal of all contaminated soils and offsite disposal backfill with 'clean' natural granular soils, extraction of contaminated groundwater and temporary accumulation and onsite storage transportation of contaminated groundwater to offsite commercial facility and treatment to background levels; maintenance of vegetation, erosion repair, and ground water monitoring for a one year period. The capital cost is $11,138,400 with O*M in years 1-10 of $113,600 and $20,000 for years 11-30.
"EPA/ROD/R04-86/011." Cover title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 4) Distler Farm, Boone, Jefferson County, Kentucky, August 1986. "PB87-190088." Final ROD report.