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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Howe Valley Landfill, KY : 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 1990
Report Number EPA/ROD-R04-90-063
Stock Number PB91-921539
OCLC Number 25980126
Subjects Howe Valley Landfill (Ky) ; Hazardous waste sites--Kentucky--Hardin County
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Decontamination ; Hazardous materials ; Soils ; Metals ; Chromium ; Kentucky ; Superfund ; Second remedial action-Final ; Record of Decision ; Howe Valley Landfill site ; Howe Valley(Kentucky) ; Hardin County(Kentucky) ; Volatile organic compounds
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R04-90-063 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB91-921539 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 211 pages
The 11-acre Howe Valley Landfill site is an inactive landfill in Howe Valley, Hardin County, Kentucky. A Class IIA aquifer underlies the site, but is not currently used as a drinking water source. Ground water flow is southeasterly toward Boutwell Spring and Linders Creek. From 1967 to 1976, 2.5 acres of the site were used for disposal of refuse and manufacturing by-products. In 1974, a State inspection revealed that acidic liquid wastes were being dumped directly into the landfill, in direct violation of the solid-waste disposal permit issued. Although the permit expired in 1974, the landfill continued dumping operations until 1976. In 1988, EPA required the removal of 9,150 full or partially filled drums containing metal plating sludge, caulk, flammable silicone polymers, and paint-like pigments; 1,621 empty drums; 6,000 smaller containers; and 3,000 cubic yards of loose waste from the site. State investigations in 1987 found that the potential migration of the waste posed a drinking water hazard. Contaminant levels for the underlying ground water system cannot accurately be monitored because of the karst topography at the site. This remedial action focuses on reducing the source contamination. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil are VOCs including PCE; and metals including chromium.
"09/28/90." "PB91-921539." "EPA/ROD-R04-90-063." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."