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RECORD NUMBER: 697 OF 1030
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Byron Barrel & Drum, NY.|
|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--New York (State) ; Byron Barrel and Drum site (N.Y.) ; Byron Barrel & Drum site (NY)|
|Additional Subjects||Solvents ; Organic compounds ; Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Sites ; Removal ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Vaporizing ; Benzene ; Toluene ; Xylenes ; Metals ; Chromium ; Lead(Metal) ; Superfund ; Record of Decision ; Genesee County(New York)|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Byron Barrel and Drum site is in Genesee County, New York, and occupies approximately two acres of an eight-acre tract of land. The rural area surrounding the site includes woods, wetlands and agricultural land, with approximately 320 people living within a one-mile radius of the site. From 1978 to 1980 the site owner reportedly abandoned approximately 200 barrels of hazardous waste without a permit. The State and EPA discovered these barrels in 1982 and initiated an investigation which resulted in the removal and disposal of the drums and approximately 40 cubic yards of contaminated soil and debris. A subsequent remedial investigation in 1987 revealed that solvent spills have contaminated two major areas of the site, resulting in soil and ground water contamination. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil and ground water are VOCs including benzene, PCE, TCE, toluene, and xylenes; other organics including PAHs, and phenols; and metals including chromium and lead.
"September 1989." "EPA/ROD/R02-89/089."