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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Lorentz Barrel & Drum, CA.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R09-88/023
Stock Number PB89-196679
OCLC Number 22941669
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--California--San Jose Region.
Additional Subjects Metals ; Organic compounds ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Sites ; Water pollution ; Drums(Containers) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Biphenyl ; Ground water ; Pumping ; Industrial waste treatment ; Ion exchanging ; Ozonization ; California ; Record of Decision ; First Remedial Action ; Superfund ; San Jose(California)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R09-88-023 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB89-196679 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 122 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The 5.4-acre Lorentz Barrel & Drum (LB and D) site is located in San Jose, California, about 0.25 mile from San Jose State University. The site lies directly above a major source of potable ground water in the south San Francisco Bay area, with three public water supply well fields within one mile of the site. In 1947 the Lorentz family began a drum recycling operation on 10.5 acres of land at the site. Drums containing residual aqueous wastes, organic solvents, acids, oxidizers, caustic residues and oils were received for recycling. Sometime between 1968 and 1971 the discharge was diverted to a sanitary sewer, and investigations indicate that this discharge occurred until 1984. Since 1981 several investigations have revealed soil and ground water contaminated with numerous metals, organics, and PCBs. This remedial action will address the offsite contaminated shallow ground water. The selected Expedited Response Action for this site includes: onsite ground water pump and treatment using ozone/UV for organic removal and ion exchange for nickel removal, with discharge of treated water to a local creek.
"September 1988." EPA/ROD/R09-88/023. PB89-196679. "February 1988"--cover. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 9): Lorentz Barrel and Drum, San Jose, California (first remedial action), September 1988.