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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Poer Farm, IN.
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,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R05-88/079
Stock Number PB89-225510
OCLC Number 21014926
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Indiana--Hancock County. ; Poer Farm site (Ind.)
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Paints ; Site surveys ; Licenses ; Public health ; Cost analysis ; Water pollution ; Solvents ; Liquid waste disposal ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Hancock County(Indiana) ; Environmental research ; Land reclamation ; Solid waste management
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100P47C.PDF
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ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R05-88-079 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB89-225510 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 22 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The 4.5 acre Poer Farm site is located about 4 miles north of Charlottesville, in Hancock County, Indiana. The site is an abandoned tract of land with a collapsed house and barn and an old, inactive well that lies southeast of the house. The surrounding area is open farmland. The nearest house is about 0.25 mile from the site and the nearby residents rely on private wells for their water supply. There are about 270 homes with a population of about 2,400 within 3 miles of the site. In 1973, approximately 260 drums of offgrade solvents and paint resins were stockpiled on the Poer property. In 1981 and 1983, the drums and an onsite well were tested and found to contain elevated levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Emergency cleanup activities were conducted in the summer of 1983. All wastes were removed from the site and six to eight inches of soil were removed from the drum storage areas. Subsequent sampling showed significantly decreased levels of the heavy metals. The site was fenced and warning signs were posted. An investigation in 1988 indicated that contaminant levels were below Federal and State Health Standards and that there was no threat to human health or the environment.
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"September 1988." "EPA/ROD/R05-88/079." PB89-225510. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 5)--Poer Farm, IN (first remedial action) September 1988.