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Main Title Superfund Record of Decision : Outboard Marine Corp. site, IL.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency ; National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA ROD/R05-84-007
Stock Number PB85-213957
OCLC Number 24025782
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Illinois--Waukegan Region.
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Outboard Marine ; Corporation site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Hydraulic fluids ; Air pollution ; Sediments ; Rivers ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Soils ; Illinois ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA region 5 ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Off-site disposal ; Waukegan(Illinois)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R05-84-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/19/2009
NTIS  PB85-213957 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 48 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
The Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) site is located north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan. It is the location of an outboard motor manufacturing plant which used polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in its die cast machines for about 20 years ending in the early 1970's. Discharges from the facility resulted in highly contaminated sediment in Waukgan Harbor and contaminated soil in the parking lot north of the plant and the 'North Ditch,' a tributary of Lake Michigan. The cost-effective option considered for this site was excavation and off-site disposal of PCB-contaminated material. This is the only option that meets the requirements of TSCA and guarantees the halt of PCB migration. The cost of this option is more than $75 million. Because of the high cost to implement this option it was necessary to Fund Balance. Fund Balancing is appropriate where the alternative that would fully satisfy the technical requirements of other environmental laws is extremely expensive, and another alternative which approaches the same level of effectiveness can be implemented for a much lower cost. The Fund Balanced alternative for this site provides for off-site disposal of PCB contaminated hot-spots and on-site containment of the moderately contaminated materials. The cost of the Fund Balanced selected alternative is estimated to be $21.57 million.
"May 1984." "EPA/ROD/R05-84/007." PB85-213957. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 5) Outboard Marine Corporation site, Waukegan, Illinois, May 1984.