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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Upjohn Manufacturing Company, PR : 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,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R02-88/071
Stock Number PB89-206262
OCLC Number 23085649
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Puerto Rico. ; Upjohn Manufacturing Company site (P.R.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Ground water ; Site surveys ; Waste disposal ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Storage tanks ; Chlorine aliphatic compounds ; Superfund program ; Liquid waste disposal ; Land reclamation ; Environmental research ; Remedial action ; Puerto Rico
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R02-88-071 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB89-206262 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 86 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The Upjohn Manufacturing Company (UMC) site is located in the Barceloneta industrial park on the north coast of Puerto Rico. Land use in the surrounding area is industrial, agricultural, and rural residential. Between August and September 1982, UMC dispatched approximately 15,300 gallons of a manufacturing by-product waste mixture estimated to be comprised of 65% carbon tetrachloride and 35% acetonitrile to a leaking underground storage tank (UST), resulting in the release of all of the waste into the ground. Investigation by UMC determined that carbon tetrachloride contamination had migrated offsite approximately 2 miles to the north and occupied an area of about 2.1 sq miles. In 1983, UMC began implementing remedial actions to remove carbon tetrachloride from the solid and ground water. This included the installation and operation of a vacuum extraction system until March 1988. The possibility of residual contamination in the soil as a continuing source of carbon tetrachloride contamination in the ground water will be addressed later by the EPA RCRA program. The primary contaminant of concern affecting the ground water is carbon tetrachloride. The selected remedial action for this site is given.
"September 30, 1988." "EPA/ROD/R02-88/071."