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RECORD NUMBER: 518 OF 615
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Ponders Corner, WA : (second 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--Washington.|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Ponders Corner Site ; Lakewood Site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Ground water ; Soils ; Solvents ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA region 10 ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Ponders Corner(Washington) ; Ethylene/dichloro ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethylene/tetrachloro|
Ponders Corner, or the Lakewood site as it is identified in the National Priorities List, is located in Pierce County, Washington, south of the city of Tacoma. In July 1981, EPA sampled drinking water wells in the Tacoma, WA area for contamination with purgeable halocarbons. The sampling showed that Lakewood Wells H1 and H2 were contaminated with 1,2-dichloroethylene (1,2 DCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), and tetrachloroethylene. In mid-August 1981 Lakewood water district took wells H1 and H1 out of production. It was determined that the septic tanks and the ground disposal area of a commercial cleaners were the probable source of well water contamination. Solvents used in the dry cleaning process were disposed in the septic tank and liquid wastes consisting of solvent-contaminated sludges and water draw-off were disposed on the ground outside the cleaners. Initial Remedial Measures (IRMs) implemented in June 1984 at the site included the construction of air stripping towers for wells H1 and H2. The recommended alternative for this second remedial action are included.
"09/30/85." "PB86-133964." "EPA/ROD-R10-85-006." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."