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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Mason County Landfill, MI : first remedial action.
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 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R05-88/080
Stock Number PB89-206213
OCLC Number 23441923
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Michigan--Mason County ; Mason County Landfill site (Mich)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Organic compounds ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Remedial action ; Mason County(Michigan) ; Liquid waste disposal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R05-88-080 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB89-206213 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 98 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The Mason County Landfill site is located three miles south of the City of Ludington, Mason County, Michigan. The site occupies approximately 18 acres of a predominantly rural area in Pere Marquette Township. Approximately 10 acres of the site were used as a landfill. Less than 500 feet from the landfill there is a wetland area which drains into the headwaters of Iris Creek. There are 14 residential wells within a 0.5 mile radius of the landfill. The population within a 3-mile radius of the site is estimated to be 1,112. Although the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) documented that slurry and sludge wastes from local industries were being dumped at the landfill, the site's license was renewed annually until it was closed in August 1978 after reaching capacity. Public concerns over the water quality in Iris Creek prompted the DPW and MDNR to review closure activities. The site is currently owned by Mason County. In 1983, a clay cap was installed over the landfill and berms, and storm drains were constructed to improve site drainage. Two surface aerators were installed in Babbin Pond to facilitate biodegradation of organic matter and 15 gas vents were placed in the top of the landfill. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water are VOCs including benzene, PCE, TCE, and xylene. The selected remedial action for the site is outlined.
"09/28/88." "PB89-206213." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R05-88/080." "September 1988."