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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Tyson's Dump, PA.
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,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-88/045
Stock Number PB89-233894
OCLC Number 21015141
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania--Montgomery County. ; Tyson's Dump (Pa.) ; Montgomery County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Sites ; Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Ground water ; Monitoring ; Contamination ; Waste treatment ; Water wells ; Industrial wastes ; Vaporizing ; Organic compounds ; Vacuum pumps ; Removal ; Benzene ; Soils ; Cost estimates ; Record of Decision ; Superfund ; Remedial action ; Montgomery County(Pennsylvania)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-88-045 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/11/2012
NTIS  PB89-233894 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 69 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Tyson's Dump, a 4-acre abandoned septic and chemical waste disposal site, is located in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Several formerly unlined lagoons were used to store various industrial, municipal, and chemical wastes. Spills and overflows reportedly occurred during the period of operation, thus allowing for the dispersal of wastes throughout the site. Surface water runoff and seeps contributed to offsite migration of the wastes toward the Schuylkill River. Immediate removal measures were initiated in January 1983. In December 1984, EPA issued an operable unit ROD for the onsite area. Remedial actions selected in the ROD include: excavation and offsite disposal of contaminated soils and sediments; and upgrading the existing air strips to treat leachate, shallow ground water, and surface run-on. In the fall of 1985, Ciba-Geigy Corporation (CGC) agreed to conduct a further investigation of the offsite area. In November 1986, CGC initiated an onsite pilot study using an innovative vacuum extraction technology process. In June and July 1987, four responsible parties, CGC, Smith-Kline Beckman, Wyeth Laboratories, and Essex Group submitted an alternative proposal to EPA for the first operable unit cleanup.
"March 1988." EPA/ROD/R03-88/045. PB89-233894. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 3) Tyson's Dump, PA (first remedial action) March 1988.