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RECORD NUMBER: 546 OF 600
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : York Oil, NY : first remedial action.|
|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)--Franklin County. ; York Oil Company site (N.Y.)|
|Additional Subjects||Industrial wastes ; Motor oils ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Earth fills ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Solid waste disposal ; Cost analysis ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Ranklin County (New York)|
|Collation|| p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The York Oil Company site, encompassing 17 acres, was located in Franklin County, New York. The now dissolved York Oil Company operated a waste oil recycling facility from 1964 to 1977. Crankcase industrial oils, some containing PCBs, were collected from sources throughout New England and New York, then stored and/or processed at the site in eight above-ground storage tanks, a series of three earthen-dammed settling lagoons, and at least one below-ground storage tank. During heavy rains and spring thaws, the oil-water emulsion from the lagoons would often overflow onto the surrounding lands. In lieu of paying damages to adjacent farm-owners, in 1964 the oil company purchased land in the area of the spills. The York Oil site contamination was first discovered in 1979 by a New York State Department of Transportation road crew.
"EPA/ROD/R02-88/054." "February 1989."