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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Chemtronics, NC : 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/R04-88/032
Stock Number PB89-153845
OCLC Number 23158562
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--North Carolina--Buncombe County. ; Chemtronics site (N.C.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Sites ; Solid waste disposal ; Liquids ; Solvents ; Incinerators ; Pits(Excavations) ; Military chemical agents ; Sediments ; Organic compounds ; Benzene ; Vaporizing ; Superfund program ; Record of decision ; Buncombe County(North Carolina) ; Chemicals
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R04-88-032 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/19/2013
NTIS  PB89-153845 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 245 p.
The Chemtronics site, an active waste disposal facility, is located in a rural area of Swannanoa, Buncombe County, North Carolina. The 1,027-acre site was developed as an industrial facility in 1952. Several companies operated the facility prior to its purchase by Chemtronics, Inc. in 1978. Waste disposal operations only occurred over approximately ten acres of the site. Existing records indicate the presence of twenty-three individual onsite disposal areas (DAs) which are grouped into six discrete areas. Disposal practices prior to 1971 were not well defined; however, solid waste materials and possibly solvents were incinerated in pits dug in an area. Additionally, chemical wastes were disposed of in trenches beside this burning ground. Waste materials generated in the production of the chemical warfare agent, and the tear gas agent were placed in 55-gallon drums with a neutralizing solution, and then buried onsite in trench-type landfills. The selected remedial action for the sites includes: multi-layer capping of sites and the acid pit area with fencing, placement of a vegetative cover over the cap, and installation of a gas collection ventilation system, if necessary; treatability studies for soils associated with one site DA-23 to determine the most appropriate soil fixation/stabilization/solidification process and mixing ratios followed by onsite capping.
"04/05/88." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB89-153845."