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RECORD NUMBER: 536 OF 616
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Strasburg Landfill, 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--Chester County. ; Strasburg Landfill (Pa.) ; Chester County (Pa.)|
|Additional Subjects||Industrial wastes ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Cost analysis ; Ground water ; Leaching ; Earth fills ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Chester County(Pennsylvania) ; Volatile organic compounds|
|Collation||iv, 35 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Strasburg Landfill site is a 22-acre facility in western Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1979 site owners began accepting industrial wastes and heavy metals which, by year's end, included more than 1,000 cu yd of polyvinyl chloride wastes, 2,052 cu yd of industrial wastes and sludge, and 35,000 gallons of heavy metal sludge. In 1980 sampling revealed VOC contamination in the ground water and by April 1983 leachate seeped at a rate of several gallons per minute from the southeastern portion of the landfill. After charging the site owners with operating violations and subsequently suspending their operating permit, the State ordered the landfill to be closed. The selected remedial action for the site includes leachate collection, using an interceptor drain, and offsite treatment; and provision of an alternate water supply to affected residences by installing point-of-use activated carbon treatment systems at residences with contaminated ground water above levels of concern.
"June 1989." EPA/ROD/R03-89/074. PB90-114703. Additional title: Superfund record of decision Strasburg Landfill, PA, first remedial action.