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Main Title Superfund record of decision : MIDCO II, IN : 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 1989
Report Number EPA/ROD/R05-89/093
Stock Number PB90-115973
OCLC Number 23446586
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Indiana. ; MIDCO II site (Ind.)
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Chemical compounds ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Drums(Containers) ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Water supply ; Cost analysis ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Metals ; Sediments ; Waste transfer stations ; Waste management ; Superfund program ; Remedial action ; Land reclamation ; Gary(Indiana) ; Land pollution ; Chemical spills ; Waste recycling centers ; Waste processing plants ; Volatile organic compounds ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R05-89-093 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/19/2009
NTIS  PB90-115973 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 176 p.
The MIDCO II site is a seven-acre storage and disposal facility in Gary, Indiana. The surrounding area is predominantly used for industrial purposes, and includes 34 other potential hazardous waste sites. The underlying aquifer is highly susceptible to contamination from surface sources because of the high water table; however, in the vicinity of the site, the aquifer is used primarily for non-drinking water purposes. The same operator as at another Superfund site, MIDCO I, began waste operations, including drum storage at MIDCO II during the summer of 1976. Following a major fire at the MIDCO I site in January 1977, MIDCO transferred the operations from the MIDCO I site to the MIDCO II site. Operations included temporarily storing bulk liquid and drum wastes; neutralizing acids and caustics; and disposing of wastes by dumping wastes into onsite pits, which allowed wastes to percolate into the ground water. The resulting PCB-contaminated soil pile was removed and disposed of in an offsite hazardous waste landfill in early 1986, and most of the cyanide-contaminated pile was also removed. Removal activities ended in January 1986. The primary contaminants of concern currently affecting the soil, sediment, and ground water are VOCs including benzene, toluene, TCE, and xylenes; other organics including PCBs; and metals including arsenic, chromium, and lead. The selected remedial action for the site is included.
"06/30/89." "PB90-115973." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."