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RECORD NUMBER: 548 OF 615
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Tysons Dump site, PA.|
|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--Pennsylvania--Montgomery County. ; Tysons Dump site (Pa.) ; Montgomery County (Pa.)|
|Additional Subjects||Lagoons(Ponds) ; Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Tysons dump site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Operating costs ; Capitalized costs ; Sediments ; Ground water ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Xylenes ; Toluenes ; Surface water ; Chlorobenzenes ; Streams ; Pennsylvania ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA region 3 ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Propane/trichloro ; Air stripping ; Volatile organic compounds ; Philadelphia(Pennsylvania) ; Off-site disposal|
The Tyson's Dump site is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 15 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The dump is an abandoned septic and chemical waste disposal site which operated from 1960-1968. Unlined lagoons were filled with wastes and covered, and new lagoons were created. Major contaminants found at the site were volatile organic compounds, primarily xylenes, toluenes, and 1,2,3-trichloropropane. In addition, chlorinated benzene compounds were also detected. The cost-effective remedial alternative selected for this site includes excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soils and wastes; upgrading of the existing air-stripping facility to treat leachate, shallow ground water, and surface run-on; and excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated sediments within the tributary which receives effluent from the existing air-stripping facility. The estimated capital cost for the selected alternative is $5,718,000 and operation and maintenance costs for five years are estimated to be $351,000.
"12/21/84." "PB85-213858." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."