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GREEN RIVER DISPOSAL LANDFILL CERCLIS Site

EPA Identifier: 110006753968
CERCLIS ID: 110006753968
Location:
37.88945, -86.97361

Address:
10921 KELLY CEMETERY ROAD
MACEO, KY

Create Date: 01-MAR-00
Update Date: 07-FEB-13
Final Date: 19900830


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Programs: {CERCLIS,ICIS}
Program Interests:
FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, SUPER

Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  August 30, 1990

Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): Green River Disposal, Inc., disposed of waste on Kelly Cemetery Road in a rural area in east Daviess County near Maceo, Kentucky, during 1970-84. The 14-acre site was used for landfilling and surface disposal. In January 1975, the site was permitted as a solid waste landfill by the State of Kentucky. The permit expired in January 1988. The facility became inactive in 1984.

Waste from Kentucky industries was disposed of at the facility during 1978-84. According to records of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP), this waste was generated in part by Martin Marietta Aluminum (now Commonwealth Aluminum) in Lewisport and by Green River Steel Corp., W.R. Grace & Co., and General Electric Co., all in Owensboro. The waste included aluminum dross saltcake, steel dust, phenolic resin, and paint waste, which were buried along with sanitary waste as part of the facility's daily operations; 976 drums of waste were disposed of at the facility. In January 1985, Martin Marietta and Grace removed 776 drums and transported them to a hazardous waste facility regulated under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

In June 1985, a site investigation by KDEP revealed that two drums at the site contained chromium, lead, cyanide, PCBs, arsenic, and barium, and that on-site private wells contained arsenic and barium. An estimated 500 people obtain drinking water from private wells within 3 miles of the site.

According to KDEP, surface water is threatened because wastes are inadequately covered and run-off is uncontrolled. Blackford Creek, which is used for irrigation and recreational activities, is within 3 miles downstream of the site.

The Green River Disposal, Inc., facility has a history of leachate outbreaks, underground fires, and acceptance of unauthorized waste. In January 1983, the facility entered into an Agreed Order with KDEP. The order was prepared as a result of permit violations and designed to deal with the environmental problems existing at the landfill and to bring the facility into compliance with solid waste regulations. On August 6, 1986, the State received a Notice of Bankruptcy from the company under Chapter 7 of the Federal bankruptcy code.

Status (August 30, 1990): EPA has issued a CERCLA Unilateral Administrative Order requiring Commonwealth Aluminum, W.R. Grace & Co., General Electric Co., and Athlone Industries, Inc., all of whom sent wastes to the site, to conduct a removal that in part encompasses restricting access to the site and controlling leachate.

Institutional Controls:
Media Where IC Applies
(Multiple entries where more than one pathway is impacted)
Restriction Type Instrument
Soil
Prohibit Any Activity that May Disturb the Integrity of an Engineering Control
Environmental Covenant– Page 3 - A. Prohibited Uses. The Property shall not be used for any of the following purposes: i. No residential use. B. Prohibited Activities. i. Groundwater at the Property shall not be used for drinking or other domestic purposes, including irrigation wells. ii. Except as necessary to protect human health, safety or the environment, no action shall be taken, allowed, suffered, or omitted on the Property if such action or omission is reasonably likely to: a. Create a risk of migration of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants or a potential hazard to human health or the environment; or b. Result in a disturbance of the structural integrity of any engineering controls designed or utilized at the Property to contain hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants or limit human exposure to hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants; iii. Disturbance of the cap. Prior to any disturbance of any approved cap placed on the Property as identified in the Plan, the Owner shall submit to EPA and Director, Kentucky Division of Waste Management, a written rationale for the disturbance and detailed plans of the proposed construction for their review and written approval. No such disturbance is permitted without this prior written approval. iv. Soil Disturbances. Soil at the property shall not be disturbed in any manner inconsistent with the Plan without the Owner obtaining prior approval of the Director, Kentucky Division of Waste Management, and EPA.
 
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Ground Water
Prohibit Ground Water Well Installation/Construction
Environmental Covenant– Page 3 - A. Prohibited Uses. The Property shall not be used for any of the following purposes: i. No residential use. B. Prohibited Activities. i. Groundwater at the Property shall not be used for drinking or other domestic purposes, including irrigation wells. ii. Except as necessary to protect human health, safety or the environment, no action shall be taken, allowed, suffered, or omitted on the Property if such action or omission is reasonably likely to: a. Create a risk of migration of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants or a potential hazard to human health or the environment; or b. Result in a disturbance of the structural integrity of any engineering controls designed or utilized at the Property to contain hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants or limit human exposure to hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants; iii. Disturbance of the cap. Prior to any disturbance of any approved cap placed on the Property as identified in the Plan, the Owner shall submit to EPA and Director, Kentucky Division of Waste Management, a written rationale for the disturbance and detailed plans of the proposed construction for their review and written approval. No such disturbance is permitted without this prior written approval. iv. Soil Disturbances. Soil at the property shall not be disturbed in any manner inconsistent with the Plan without the Owner obtaining prior approval of the Director, Kentucky Division of Waste Management, and EPA.
 
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Document Issuance, Implementation  September 21, 2010  [28 pages, 1,033.6Kb   ]