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SARNEY FARM CERCLIS Site

EPA Identifier: 110008010927
CERCLIS ID: 110008010927
Location:
41.75555, -73.56138

Address:
BENSON HILL RD
AMENIA, NY

Create Date: 01-MAR-00
Update Date: 07-FEB-13
Final Date: 19860610


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

Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Sarney Farm is in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. The site is an open dump in farmland, with several small villages close by. A former owner used a 35-acre section of the property as a dump for municipal and industrial wastes. The operation had no permit. The site received drums of ethylene dichloride, cleaning solvents, inks, acids, water-base glue, and machine oil between 1965 and 1969, according to the county. Some drums are on the surface, and others are buried.

Contamination of both ground water and surface water is of concern. About 4,500 people draw drinking water from wells within 3 miles of the site.

The site is 500 feet from Cleaver Swamp, which in the past provided water for farm livestock.

Status (June 10, 1986): EPA is conducting a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and to identify alternatives for remedial action.

Institutional Controls:
Media Where IC Applies
(Multiple entries where more than one pathway is impacted)
Restriction Type Instrument
Ground Water
Prohibit Ground Water Well Installation/Construction
EPA believes that the Dutchess County Department of Health (DCDH) requirement for installation of new wells currently provides adequate control to ensure that this localized portion of the aquifer is not utilized for drinking water. The DCDH requires that a plan (including the specific location) for drilling a well be submitted for review and approval prior to the well installation. DCDH reviews this drilling plan against the NYSDEC list of inactive hazardous waste disposal sites to determine if there may be any groundwater quality concerns in the vicinity prior to issuing a permit for well installation.
 
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Document Effective, Implementation  September 21, 2006 
 

USEPA
Kevin Willis , RPM
212-637-4252
willis.kevin@epa.gov