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North Ridge Estates Superfund Site

Summary Information
(last updated on: 10/9/2014 10:17:39 AM)
[Aug. 2013] The North Ridge Estates site was developed for residential use, with approximately 25 homes on minimum lot sizes of 2.5 acres on the former Marine Recuperation Barracks. The Marine Recuperation Barracks was built in 1944 by the United States Department of Defense and consisted of approximately 82 buildings. The United States Navy closed the barracks and declared the Marine Recuperation Barracks as surplus in 1946. The Marine Recuperation Barracks buildings were sided with cement asbestos board and contained asbestos insulation, roofing material, floor tiles, and other asbestos-containing material (ACM). Heat was provided to the buildings through a series of boilers, tanks, and buried steam pipes covered with asbestos-containing insulation. ACM is present at the NRE Site as both dispersed material scattered widely across the 125-acre OU1 and concentrated material in burial areas with depths ranging from 4 inches bgs to 10 feet bgs. The total amount of buried material in these locations across NRE Site, OU1 has been estimated to be approximately 76,064 cubic yards. The EPA has completed multiple time-critical actions at the facilitysince 2003. The State of Oregon used its one-time nomination to place NRE on the Superfund list in September 2010. EPA initiated the Superfund listing proposal for NRE in March 2011 and the site was listed on the NPL in Sept. 2011. EPA presented the NRE Site to the National Priorities Panel, in March 2013, including a request for appropriation of CERCLA remedial action funding. Funding was assigned to the NRE OU1 site by EPA in Spring 2014. The implementation of the Remedial Action is underway. Additional information my be viewed at the EPA NRE web page: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/cleanup.nsf/sites/nre. EPA is the lead agency for remedial action at NRE. DEQ is a supporting agency.
General Site Information
Site: North Ridge Estates Superfund Site (ECSI Site ID: 2335) CERCLIS (EPA) Id001002476
Project Manager: Kathleen Robertson Investigative Status:Listed on the Confirmed Release List or Inventory
PM Phone: (541) 278-4620 NPL(National Priority Listing):Yes
Address: 38S/9E/S15 Is this site an Orphan?Yes
Klamath Falls, 97601 Is this site a brownfield?No
County: KLAMATH Action Underway or Needed: REMEDIAL ACTION
Region: Eastern Region Click for more details ...  
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Site Documents
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File NameCategory File Size MB Document Date Upload Date
ROD-DEQ-ROD-concurrence-OU1-ltr-09-16-2011.pdf Correspondence 0.2195 9/16/2011 1/13/2016
RI-2335-RI-01-18-2010-Appendix-A-HHRA-and-ERA.pdf Eco/HH Risk Assessments 11.4156 1/18/2010 1/13/2016
Asbestos-and-Frost-Heave-Handout-11-2015.pdf Fact Sheets 0.6558 11/30/2015 2/3/2016
Site-Restoration-Handout-11-2015.pdf Fact Sheets 0.2165 11/30/2015 2/3/2016
Construction-What-To-Expect-11-2015.pdf Fact Sheets 0.2414 11/30/2015 2/3/2016
Tree-Removal-Handout-11-2015.pdf Fact Sheets 0.1433 11/30/2015 2/3/2016
Site-History-Handout-11-2015.pdf Fact Sheets 0.2202 11/30/2015 2/3/2016
Frequently-Asked-Questions-11-2015.pdf Fact Sheets 0.0404 11/30/2015 2/3/2016
FS-2335-Feasibility-Study-03-25-2010.pdf Reports 7.6168 3/25/2010 1/13/2016
RI-2335-RI-01-18-2010-Excluding-Appendices-PART-1.pdf Reports 19.9068 1/18/2010 1/13/2016
RI-2335-RI-01-18-2010-Excluding-Appendices-PART-2.pdf Reports 19.2175 1/18/2010 1/13/2016
ROD-2335-ROD-09-22-2011.pdf RODs/Staff Reports 3.7648 9/22/2011 1/13/2016
Map-Distribution-of-Contamination-Map.pdf Site Diagrams 8.3992 2/1/2016 2/3/2016
Map-Parcel-Location-Map.pdf Site Diagrams 8.5891 2/1/2016 2/3/2016
Map-Parcel-Status-Map.pdf Site Diagrams 8.4969 2/1/2016 2/3/2016
Site Links
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EPA's NRE Superfund Site Web Page

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Park at North Ridge Estate.
Map of former base.
Former base foundations looking north.
North Ridge Estates sign with former base foundation in the background.
View of the site looking southwest.
Concrete foundation with new home in the background.
Close-up of existing foundation.
Former base foundation in hillside.
Former base foundations with new home in the background looking east.
Remnants of former base with new home in the background.
Former base foundation with hydrant in the foreground.
Test pit.
Mound with MBK building in the background.
Remnants of former base in hillside.
MBK building.
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