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RECORD NUMBER: 531 OF 648
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Cherokee County/Galena, KS.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; National Technical Information Service,|
|Report Number||EPA ROD/R07-88/010|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Kansas--Cherokee County.|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Heavy metal excretion ; Sites ; Licenses ; Regulations ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Potable water ; Cost analysis ; Monitoring ; Water pollution abatement ; Cadmium ; Lead ; Selenium ; Zinc ; Mine wastes ; Remedial actions ; Superfund program ; Cherokee County(Kansas) ; US EPA ; Mine drainage|
|Collation||42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Galena subsite (Cherokee County, Kansas) is characterized by surface mining waste features that impact the quality of the shallow ground water aquifer which serves as a primary source of drinking water for approximately 1,050 people. Remains from past mining activity at the subsite include: large areas covered by mine and mill wastes, water-filled subsidence craters, and open mine shafts. EPA investigations demonstrated that the shallow ground water aquifer and surface water are contaminated with elevated concentrations of metals. EPA Region VII conducted a removal action and installed water treatment units on these wells, considered as a temporary protective measure. The primary contaminants of concern observed in the private wells include: cadmium, lead, selenium, and zinc. The selected remedial actions for this site are discussed.
"December 1987." EPA/ROD/R07-88/010. PB89-128375. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 7): Cherokee County/Galena, Kansas, December 1987, first remedial action.