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RECORD NUMBER: 5 OF 5
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Byron/Johnson Salvage Yard, IL.|
|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--Illinois. ; Byron Johnson Salvage Yard site (Ill.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Byron/Johnson salvage yards ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Operating costs ; Lead(Metal) ; Arsenic ; Cyanides ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Rural area ; Capitalized costs ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA region 5 ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Byron(Illinois) ; Heavy metals ; Polychlorinated biphenyls|
The Bryon (Johnson) Salvage Yard site is located 4 miles southwest of Byron, Illinois and consists of 20 acres of woodlands in a rural, agricultural area. The yard operated during the 1960's and early 1970's as a salvage yard and unpermitted landfill. Domestic refuse and industrial drums have been collected and sometimes buried on site. Ten surface water sampling points from nearby Woodland Creek and Rock River, and three ground water sampling points have yielded high concentrations of cyanide and other toxic chemicals including lead, arsenic, halogenated organics and low-level PCB's. The selected remedy for the Byron Salvage Yard consists of off-site disposal of all surface and buried drums, off-site disposal of highly contaminated soils which exhibit the EP toxicity characteristic, and in-situ treatment with sodium hypochlorite and ammonia of all contaminated soil containing greater than 1 ppm cyanide. Off-site disposal would include disposal at a lined, RCRA approved landfill and, if possible, incineration or treatment of liquids. Total estimated cost for the selected remedial alternative is estimated to be $1,170,919 and O&M costs would be an additional $6,000 per year.
"March, 1985." "EPA/ROD-R05-85-010." "PB85-232148." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."