||Superfund record of decision : Arkansas City Dump, KS.
||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; National Technical Information Service,
Hazardous waste sites--Kansas--Cowley County.
Organic compounds ;
Earth fills ;
Hazardous materials ;
Sludge disposal ;
Water pollution ;
Ground water ;
Sulfuric acid ;
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Record of Decision ;
First Remedial Action ;
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The 200-acre Arkansas City Dump site is located in the southwest section of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, and is bounded on the west and south by a levee that separates it from the Arkansas River. Ground water flows predominantly to either the southwest or southeast toward the Arkansas River due to a ground water divide that exists near the center of the site. Upgradient ground water is used for drinking purposes by Arkansas City as well as private residences. The site was used as an oil refinery between 1916 and the mid-1920s. Residual acid sludge from the distillation process was disposed of in pits or on the ground. The principal contributor of organic contaminants to the ground water, particularly polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), appears to be the soil contaminated sediments in the subsurface. The selected remedial action for the north waste area operable unit includes: In situ neutralization of the acid sludge followed by the installation of a soil cover; deed restrictions; and ground water monitoring.
"September 1988." "EPA/ROD-R07-88-014." PB89-182455. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 7): Arkansas City Dump site, Arkansas City, Kansas, (first remedial action), September 1988.