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Main Title Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 10): Frontier Hard Chrome Site, City of Vancouver, Washington (First Remedial Action), July 1988.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 5 Jul 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R10-85/014;
Stock Number PB89-135313
Additional Subjects Sites ; Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Monitoring ; Contamination ; Waste treatment ; Water wells ; Pumping ; Chromium plating ; Organic compounds ; Ion exchanging ; Carbon ; Adsorption ; Organic compounds ; Washington(State) ; Record of Decision ; Superfund ; Vancouver(Washington)
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NTIS  PB89-135313 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Frontier Hard Chrome (FHC) site, covering approximately one-half acre, is located in the City of Vancouver, Washington. The areal ground water is used as the drinking water supply for the City of Vancouver, which has two well fields within one mile of the site. Since 1955, the site has primarily been occupied by two companies engaged in the chrome plating business. Presently, the facility is being used as a storage and staging area for a neighboring business. During the operation of Pioneer and the initial operation of FHC, chromium plating wastes were discharged to the sanitary sewer system. In 1975, the City of Vancouver determined that the chromium in the wastewater from FHC was upsetting the operation of its new secondary treatment system. At that time, FHC began discharge of their untreated plating wastes to a dry well behind the facility. In 1976, Ecology permitted FHC to discharge to the dry well. In 1982, Ecology found FHC in violation of the Washington State Dangerous Waste Act for the illegal disposal of hazardous wastes, and in 1983 ordered FHC to stop discharging to the dry well. The selected remedial action for the site includes: ground water pump and treatment using selective media ion exchange to remove chromium, followed by carbon adsorption to remove VOC with discharge into the river or the city sanitary sewer; ground water monitoring.