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RECORD NUMBER: 1126 OF 1198
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Wauconda Sand & Gravel, IL.|
|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--Lake County. ; Wauconda Sand and Gravel site (Ill.) ; Wauconda Sand & Gravel site (Ill.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Wauconda Sand and Gravel site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Illinois ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Metals ; Soils ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Polychlorinated biphenyls|
The Wauconda Sand and Gravel Landfill site is located in Lake County, Illinois, approximately two miles north of the Village of Wauconda. The 74-acre site is comprised of a 43-acre unpermitted landfill, a nine-acre permitted landfill, nine acres which are excavated but unfilled, and 13 acres of perimeter site area. Before 1950, the site property was used as a sand and gravel pit. From 1950 until 1977, Wauconda Sand and Gravel Company operated the northern portion (43 acres unpermitted fill) of the site as a landfill. Landfill operations during this period consisted of dumping refuse into the mined-out gravel pit. The refuse deposited at the landfill consisted of residential garbage, construction debris, some industrial sludges and drums with undetermined contents. In 1980, a private well adjacent to the eastern boundary of the landfill was sampled by Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and inorganic, organic and PCB contamination was detected. Additional investigations concluded that PCBs, metals, and organics were contaminating the ground water and surface water (Mutton Creek).
"September 30, 1985." "PB86-133873." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."