The Clothier Disposal site is located in a rural area near the Town of Granby, Oswego County, New York. In 1973, drums of chemical waste were discovered on the Clothier property, despite State denial of a landfill permit application. After the New York Department of Environmental Conservation brought suit, the owner made several attempts to clean up the property. These attempts resulted in drums being broken and drained. Subsequently, additional dumping of roofing materials, household wastes and junked vehicles occurred at the site. Based on the remedial investigation and State sampling, EPA established the need for a removal action for 2,200 drums located onsite. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil are VOCs including toluene, xylene, and PCE; other organics including PAHs, PCBs and phenols; and metals. The selected remedial action for the site includes: placement of a one-foot soil cover over the contaminated areas and regrading and revegetation of the site; installation of rip-rap, as needed, on the embankment sloping towards Ox Creek to prevent soil erosion; construction and post-construction air monitoring; institutional controls preventing the utilization of the underlying ground water, or any land use involving significant disturbance of the soil cover; and long-term ground water, soil, sediment and surface water monitoring.
"December 1988." "EPA/ROD/R02-88/077." PB89-235279. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 2)--Clothier Disposal Site, Oswego County, New York, December 28, 1988, first remedial action.