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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Cliff/Dow Dump, MI : 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,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/ROD/R05-89/100
Stock Number PB90-162652
OCLC Number 23234494
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Michigan ; Cliff/Dow Dump site (Mich)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Public health ; Cost analysis ; Solid waste disposal ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Water pollution ; Phenols ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Volatile organic compounds ; Marquette(Michigan) ; Soil contamination
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Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R05-89-100 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB90-162652 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 99 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The municipally owned 2-acre Cliff/Dow Dump site is in a wooded recreational area adjacent to the Dead River in Marquette, Michigan. From 1954 until the early 1960s wastes generated by the Cliffs-Dow Chemical Company's charcoal manufacturing plant were deposited at the site. The wastes, which included tar and tar-contaminated fill materials, were deposited to fill a small bog depression. The 200 cubic yards of exposed tar deposits are the primary source of contamination in the soil; however, the remaining 9,400 cubic yards of fill material containing charcoal and wood intermingled with approximately 200 cubic yards of tar, are also a contamination source. Results of pilot studies indicate that ground water is undergoing in situ biodegradation as it flows downgradient of the fill and poses no risk to human health or the environment. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil are VOCs including benzene, toluene, PCE, and xylenes; and other organics including PAHs and phenol.
"September 27, 1989." "PB90-162652." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R05-89/100." "September 1989."