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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Thermo Chem, 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 1991
Report Number EPA/ROD-R05-91-174
Stock Number PB92-964135
OCLC Number 28599276
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Michigan.
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Remedial action ; Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Michigan ; Soil contamination ; Sludge disposal ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Volatile organic compounds ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Pesticides ; Metals ; Inorganic compounds ; Chemical industry ; Record of Decision ; Muskegon County(Michigan) ; EPA region 5 ; Cleanup operations
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R05-91-174 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/19/2009
NTIS  PB92-964135 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 93 pages
The 9.5-acre Thermo Chem site is comprised of an inactive solvent and chemical waste reprocessing, refining, and incineration facility, and an inactive waste hauling facility in Egelston Township, Muskegon County, Michigan. The site is adjacent to two other Superfund sites: the SCA Independent Landfill site, and the Bofors Nobel site. The Thomas Solvent Company, which lies adjacent to, and is owned by Thermo Chem, has been included as part of the site because it is suspected to be a source of ground water contamination. The Thomas Solvent Company was operated as a hazardous waste hauling facility for Thermo Chem and collected waste for recycling and returned the material to customers. In response to investigation activities during 1988 and 1991, EPA conducted an emergency removal of drums and materials containing hazardous waste. The Record of Decision (ROD) addresses the source of contamination by remediation of soil, sludge, debris, and ground water up to the point where ground water discharges into Black Creek as Operable Unit 1 (OU1). A future ROD will address OU2, the contamination problems within Black Creek and ground water contamination south of Black Creek. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sludge, and ground water are VOCs including benzene, toluene, and xylenes; other organics including PAHs, PCBs, and pesticides; metals including arsenic, chromium, and lead; and other inorganics. The selected remedial action for this site is included.
"09/30/91." "PB92-964135." "EPA/ROD-R05-91-174." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."