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RECORD NUMBER: 548 OF 616
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Tyson's Dump Site, PA.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ;|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania--Montgomery County ; Tyson's Dump (Pa.) ; Montgomery County (Pa.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Site surveys ; Cost analysis ; Superfund program ; Remedial action ; Municipal wastes ; Land reclamation ; Solid waste management ; Montgomery County(Pennsylvania) ; Volatile organic compounds|
|Collation||v, 41 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The Tyson's Dump site is an abandoned septic and chemical waste disposal facility on a four-acre plot bordered on the east and west by unnamed tributaries of the Schuylkill River. During its period of operation from 1962 to 1970, several formerly unlined lagoons were used to dispose of various industrial, municipal and chemical wastes. Spills and overflows reportedly occurred, dispensing contaminants throughout the site. Surface water runoff and seeps contributed to offsite migration of wastes toward the Schuylkill River. In 1973 the State ordered the original onsite disposal facility closed. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water are VOCs including 1,2,3-trichloropropane, total xylenes, toluene, and other organics. The selected remedial action for the site includes pumping and treatment of contaminated ground water with discharge of treated water to the river; offsite incineration of organic-phase condensate produced from steam regeneration of vapor-phase carbon beds; and ground water monitoring.
"September 1988" EPA/ROD/R03-88/068 PB89-225536 Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 3) Tyson's Dump Site, PA (second remedial action) September 1988.