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RECORD NUMBER: 92 OF 151
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Marathon Battery, NY.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; National Technical Information Service,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--New York (State)--Putnam County. ; Hazardous waste sites--New York--Putnam County ; Marathon Battery site (N.Y.)|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Sewage treatment ; Decontamination ; Cadmium ; Nickel ; Cobalt ; New York ; Organic compounds ; Vaporizing ; Remedial action ; Record of Decision ; Superfund ; Putnam(New York)|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Marathon Battery Company (MBC) site, a former battery manufacturing plant, is located in the Village of Cold Spring in Putnam, New York, approximately 40 miles north of New York City. The site operated from 1952 to 1979 producing military and commercial batteries. During this time the site changed ownership several times, finally operating as the MBC from 1969 to 1979. Before 1965, the plant's wastewater treatment system discharged into the Hudson River at the Cold Spring pier via the Cold Spring sewer system, except during periods of overload or system shutdown during which time the process effluent was discharged directly into East Foundry Cove Marsh (EFCM) to the southeast. Between November 1972 and July 1973, a limited cleanup was conducted by MBC and other responsible parties, to remove sediment from parts of Foundry Cove and surrounding areas contaminated with cadmium and nickel in excess of 900 mg/kg. The selected remedial action for Area II at this site includes: decontamination of the former battery facility; excavation; and offsite disposal.
"September 1988." EPA/ROD/R02-88/064. PB89-188783. Additional title: Superfund record of decision: Marathon Battery, NY, second remedial action.