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RECORD NUMBER: 69 OF 151
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Hertel Landfill, NY : 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,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--New York (State)--New York.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Remedial action ; Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; New York ; Soil contamination ; Sediments ; Ground water ; Volatile organic compounds ; Phenols ; Metals ; Earth fills ; Water pollution ; Record of Decision ; Cleanup operations ; EPA region 2 ; Ulster County(New York)|
The 80-acre Hertel Landfill site consists of a 13-acre former municipal landfill and adjacent land in Plattekill, Ulster County, New York. The site overlies two natural aquifers. In 1976, the site was shut down for a variety of violations, including illegal dumping of industrial wastes and violating a town ordinance prohibiting the disposal of non-local waste. As a result of these improper disposal practices, a number of State investigations were conducted, which identified contamination by various organic compounds and metals in the onsite soil and ground water. The Record of Decision (ROD) addresses soil contaminated by landfill wastes, and ground water contaminated by landfill leachate. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sediment, debris, and ground water are VOCs including benzene, toluene, and xylenes; other organics including phenols; and metals including arsenic, chromium, and lead. The selected remedial action for the site is included.
"09/27/91." "PB92-963821." "EPA/ROD/R02-91/160." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."