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RECORD NUMBER: 689 OF 1029
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Bofors Nobel, MI : first remedial action.|
|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||Bofors Nobel site (Mich.) ; Hazardous waste sites--Michigan--Muskegon County.|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Pollution control ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Sites ; Describing ; Industrial wastes ; Volume ; Contaminants ; Chemical industry ; Water treatment ; Excavation ; National government ; State government ; Cost analysis ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Sails ; Sludge disposal ; Benzene ; Monitoring ; Earth fills ; Superfund ; Record of Decision ; Remedial action ; Cleanup ; Volatile organic compounds ; Muskegon County(Michigan) ; Edelston Township(Michigan)|
The 85-acre Bofors Nobel site is an active specialty chemical production plant in Edelston Township, Muskegon County, Michigan. An inactive landfill is also located in the eastern portion of the site. Onsite wetlands lie within the floodplain of Big Black Creek, which runs through the southern portion of the site. The site overlies a lacustrine aquifer, a potential drinking water source, which has been contaminated as a result of site activities. During the 1960s and early 1970s, sludge, wastewater, and waste liquids from plant operations were discharged into 10 onsite lagoons. The Record of Decision (ROD) addresses remediation of the lagoons, as well as upgrading the current ground water treatment system. A subsequent final ROD will address other contaminated soil and complete restoration of the aquifer. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sludge, and ground water are VOCs including benzene.
"09/17/90." "PB91-921466." "EPA/ROD-R05-90-150." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."