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RECORD NUMBER: 844 OF 918
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Wheeler Pit, WI : 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||Wheeler Pit site (Wis.) ; Hazardous waste sites--Wisconsin.|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Pollution control ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Sites ; Describing ; Industrial wastes ; Volume ; Contaminants ; Benzene ; Toluene ; Excavation ; National government ; State government ; Cost analysis ; Metals ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Superfund ; First Record of Decision ; First Remedial Action ; Cleanup ; Volatile organic compounds ; LaPrairie Township(Wisconsin)|
The 3.4-acre Wheeler Pit site is a former industrial waste disposal pit in LaPrairie Township, approximately 1-1/2 miles from Janesville, Wisconsin. The soil beneath the site is generally sand and gravel, and the uppermost aquifer serves as a major source of drinking water for the Janesville area. From 1900 to the 1970s, the site was used as a sand and gravel pit by a railroad company. From 1960 to 1974, GMC disposed of an estimated 22.3 million gallons of industrial wastes, including paint spray booth sludges, residue from part hanger stripping systems, clarifier sludges, and powerhouse coal ash. In 1974, the State required closure of the disposal area along with ground water monitoring. The Record of Decision addresses control of the source area, as well as monitoring of ground water. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the waste, soil, and/or ground water are VOCs, including benzene, toluene and xylenes; other organics including PAHs; and metals including arsenic, lead, and chromium.
"09/28/90." "PB91-921452." "EPA/ROD/R05-90/130." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."