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RECORD NUMBER: 825 OF 916
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Tri County Landfill, IL : first remedial action - final.|
|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--Illinois.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Illinois ; Land pollution ; Earth fills ; Volatile organic compounds ; Benzene ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Pesticides ; Arsenic ; Soil contamination ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Record of Decision ; First remedial action|
The 66-acre Tri County Landfill (TCL) site comprises two former landfills the Tri County Landfill and the Elgin Landfill, located near the junction of Kane, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois. The two disposal operations overlapped to the point where the two landfills were indistinguishable. Land use in the area is predominantly agricultural. The local residents and businesses use private wells as their drinking water supply. Prior to the 1940's, both landfills were used for gravel mining operations. From 1968 to 1976, the TCL received liquid and industrial waste. State and county inspection reports revealed that open dumping, area filling, and dumping into the abandonded gravel quarry had occurred at the site. In addition, confined dumping, inadequate daily cover, blowing litter, fires, lack of access restrictions, and leachate flows were typical problems reported. In 1981, the landfill was closed with a final cover.
"09/30/92." "PB93-964133." "EPA/ROD-R05-92-218." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."