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RECORD NUMBER: 1121 OF 1198
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Walsh Landfill, PA : first remedial action.|
|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--Pennsylvania--Chester County. ; Walsh Landfill (Pa.) ; Chester County (Pa.)|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Waste treatment ; Pollution control ; Sites ; Industrial wastes ; Soils ; Metals ; Solid waste disposal ; Arsenic ; Benzene ; Capping ; Earth fills ; Containers ; Solvents ; Monitoring ; Water supply ; Land use ; Regulations ; Cost analysis ; Superfund ; First Remedial Action ; Chester County(Pennsylvania) ; Record of Decision ; Volatile organic compounds ; Cleanup|
The 7-acre Walsh Landfill site encompasses an approximately 1.5-acre landfill and surrounding area in a heavily wooded region of Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The landfill reportedly received mixed municipal and industrial wastes for disposal between 1963 and 1976; although State investigations in 1979 revealed that disposal of hazardous waste at the site had resumed after that period. The primary contaminants of concern affecting soil, sediment, and ground water are VOCs including benzene, PCE, and TCE; other organics including PAHs; and metals including arsenic and lead. The selected remedial action for the site includes removal of bulky items and debris from the landfill surface for resource recovery, followed by construction of an approximately 5.2-acre landfill cap; provision of an alternate water supply to approximately 50 residences by extending the municipal water system; ground water monitoring; and implementation of site access restrictions and institutional controls, including land use, ground water use, and deed restrictions.
"06/29/90." "PB91-921406." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."