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|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump, VA : second remedial action - subsequent to follow.|
|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,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Virginia|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Arsenic ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Tires ; Solid waste ; Tars ; Soil contamination ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Record of Decision ; Second remedial action ; Frederick County(Virginia)|
The Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump site is located in a 22-acre drainage area of a sparsely populated rural area in western Frederick County, Virginia. Surface water runoff flows into a north-south tributary that discharges to Hogue Creek, which is 4,000 feet downstream. Bedrock is noted to be highly fractured, and the ground water flow in the overburden aquifer is toward Massey Run. From 1972 to 1983, the site owner conducted a tire disposal operation, which consisted of transporting discarded tires from various locations and storing them on a 5-acre wooded slope behind his home. An estimated 5 to 7 million tires that had been accumulated caught on fire in October 1983 and burned until July 1984. As a result of the fire, a free-flowing oily-tar, which contained anthracene, benzene, cadmium, chromium, ethylbenzene, napthalene, nickel, pyrene, toluene, and zinc, began to seep out of the tire pile into Massey Run and on to Hogue Creek.
"09/29/92." "PB93-963921." "EPA/ROD/R03-92/160." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."