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Main Title Enforcement decision document : Burlington Northern, MN.
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 1986
Report Number EPA/ROD/R05-86/031
Stock Number PB87-190054
OCLC Number 23672918
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Minnesota. ; Burlington Northern site (Minn.)
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Ground water ; Waste disposal ; Creosotes ; Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons ; Industrial wastes ; Minnesota ; Ecology ; Soil tests ; Superfund ; Burlington Northern(Site)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R05-86-031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2009
NTIS  PB87-190054 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 36 p.
Abstract
The Burlington Northern (BN) site is located in both the City of Baxter and the City of Brainerd, Minnesota. During the 1950s, BN began mixing creosote, a preserver, with Number 5 fuel oil in a 1:1 ratio and later changed to creosote and coal tar which is presently being used in a 70:30 ratio. Wastewater generated from the wood treating process was sent to two shallow, unlined surface impoundments for disposal. The discharge of wastewater to the disposal ponds generated a sludge that contaminated both the underlying soils and ground water. Ground water contamination is restricted to a relatively small area downgradient from the site. The primary contaminants of concern include: PAHs, heterocycles, and phenols. Remedial action is proposed and detailed in the report.
Notes
"June 4, 1986." "PB87-190054." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."