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RECORD NUMBER: 540 OF 648
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Pester Refinery, KS : 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--Kansas.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Petroleum refineries ; Soil contamination ; Sludge ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Phenols ; Metals ; Record of Decision ; First remedial action ; Cleanup ; El Dorado(Kansas) ; Butler County(Kansas) ; Volatile organic compounds|
The 10-acre Pester Refinery site is a former petroleum refining facility located in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. Petroleum refining operations in the area began in 1917, and from 1958 to 1977, Fina Oil Company operated a petroleum refinery at this site. Process wastes, such as slop-oil emulsion solids, API separator sludge, and heat exchanger bundle cleaning sludge were sent through a pipe to a burn pond. Gaseous waste products were ignited at the end of the pipe, and whatever did not burn was discharged to the pond. The ROD provides a final remedy for the principal source of contamination at the site, the burn pit sludge. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil and sludge are VOCs, including ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylenes; other organics, including PAHs and phenols; and metals, including arsenic, chromium, and lead.
"09/30/92." "PB93-964305." "EPA/ROD/R07-92/060." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."