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Main Title Superfund record of decision : G.E. Wiring, PR : first remedial action : final /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R02-88/069
Stock Number PB89-189518
OCLC Number 23117297
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Puerto Rico ; GE Wiring site (PR)
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Sites ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Perched water ; Decontamination ; Soils ; Residues ; Coverings ; Electric wire ; Wiring ; Puerto Rico ; Record of Decision ; First Remedial Action ; Superfund ; Juana Diaz(Puerto Rico)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R02-88-069 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB89-189518 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 21 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The GE Wiring Devices site is located in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. The General Electric Company (G.E.) owns and operates a five-acre wiring devices plant at this site, which assembled silent mercury switches from 1957 until 1969. Approximately half a ton of mercury was discarded along with 4,000 cu yds of defective switch parts and plastic scraps in an onsite waste-fill area about 1 acre in area and 1 to 4 feet deep. Ground water in the area is used as a source of drinking water with a public supply well located approximately 1,500 feet west of the waste-fill area. Evidence indicates that contamination of the water table is occurring due to the migration of perch water through the clay layer that exists beneath the waste-fill area. Approximately 1,500 cu yds of near-surface soil south and downgradient of the waste-fill area has been contaminated by mercury as a result of previous surface runoff from the plant area. The selected remedial action for this site includes: onsite hydrometallurgical treatment of the waste-fill materials, perched water, and contaminated near-surface soil with disposal of the treatment residue in the former waste-fill area, followed by covering with a clean soil cover, and onsite treatment of the process leaching agent.
"Sept. 30, 1988." "PB89-189518." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R02-88/069."