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|Site ID: 55||Site Name: JH Baxter & Co. - Eugene||CERCLIS No: 009032400|
|Address:||85 Baxter St. Eugene 97402|
|County: Lane||Region: Western|
|Other location information:|
|Investigation Status:||Listed on CRL or Inventory|
|Brownfield Site: No||NPL Site: No||Orphan Site: No||Study Area: No|
|Property:||Twnshp/Range/Sect: 17S , 4W , 27||Tax Lots: 100|
||Site Size: 42.5 acres|
|Other Site Names:|
|General Site Description:|
|Contamination Information:||(3/11/94 AL/SRS) 3 sources of contamination have been identified and include the runoff containment pond and associated land irrigation; the retort facilities; and the former burn pit.|
|Manner and Time of Release:||Operating practices, discharge to unlined pond, burning from 1945 to present.|
|Hazardous Substances/Waste Types:||PCP, creosote, arsenic, chromium, copper, dioxins/furans|
|Pathways:||Groundwater, soil, and surface water are contaminated. Contaminated storm water moves off-site (this is being addressed through DEQ stormwater discharge permit #101072). Sediments sampled from the on-site settling pond were found to be contaminated with copper, arsenic, PCP, and dioxins/furans.|
|Environmental/Health Threats:||Potential for exposure to contaminated soil and groundwater. Compounds found at the site are known or suspected carcinogens.|
|Status of Investigative or Remedial Action:||
(3/11/94 AL/SRS) In 12/85, DEQ issued a NPDES permit for an on-site surface impoundment. Among other things, the permit required Baxter to initiate a groundwater monitoring program at the site. (To date, the company has completed 3 phases of a groundwater investigation. They have also submitted quarterly GW monitoring reports since 1986.) An administrative Consent Order for an RI became effective 8/7/89. The temporary discharge to the Eugene POTW continued through the 4th quarter. Carbon polishing units were added to the treatment system during 12/93 and discharge to surface water initiated during 1/94. Treated water meets the NPDES levels. Phase II RI on-site soil sampling was conducted during 1/94; quarterly water sampling was conducted during 2/94. Project issues: extent of groundwater, surface water, and soil contamination. (NMW/SRS 7/14/95) Surface water treatment system in design stage, for treatment of water before passing to city stormwater system. (8/95 NMW) FS Work Plan report submitted. (7/6/98 PSR/SRP) Progress continues toward completion of the RI/FS. Revisions to the Oregon Environmental Cleanup Laws and rules required additional data collection and analysis, temporarily delaying completion of the RI/FS. The primary remaining RI tasks include completion of the ecological risk assessment, determination of the presence and/or extent of off-site arsenic and PAH contamination in soil, revision of the human health risk assessment, and identification of "hot spots" of contamination. Following their completion, work on the FS will begin. Operation of the groundwater interim remedial action system (IRAM) initiated in 1/94 continues. 173 million gallons of groundwater containing approx. 730 lbs of PCP have been extracted and treated through June 1999. The PCP groundwater plume has been found to extend off-site to the west and northwest of the facility. A supplemental groundwater investigation was completed in Summer 2001 to determine the extent of this contamination. (4/25/02 PSR/SRS) The project schedule calls for completing the RI/FS by December 2002.
(2/15/05 GCB) DEQ is working with JH Baxter to finalize the risk assessment and begin working on Remedial Action Objectives for the Feasibility Study.
(9/11/07GCB) Baxter proposed an interm remedial action consisting of placing a soil cap over the eastern 11 acres of the site. DEQ recommends completing the interim action, pending closure of the public comment period on 9/30/07.
Project file located in Eugene DEQ office.
|Substance||Media Contaminated||Concentration Level||Date Recorded|
|Action||Start Date||Compl. Date||Resp. Staff||Lead Pgm|
|EPA Basic Preliminary Assessment||08/01/1984||08/01/1984|
|EPA Screening Site Inspection 1||12/02/1985||12/17/1985|
|RCRA Corrective Action||12/17/1985||John Odisio||SAS|
|Site added to database||04/13/1988||John Odisio||SAS|
|Responsible party notified re 11/88 Inventory listing||11/30/1988||SAS|
|SITE EVALUATION||01/02/1989||01/03/1989||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study recommended||01/03/1989||01/03/1989||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Site added to CERCLIS||07/01/1989|
|Consent Order||08/07/1989||08/07/1989||Ann Levine||SRS|
|REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION||08/07/1989||10/01/1994||Neil M Woller||SRS|
|PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT EQUIVALENT||09/11/1990||09/11/1990||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Proposal for Confirmed Release List recommended||09/12/1990||09/12/1990||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Listing Review completed||09/12/1990||09/12/1990||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Proposal for Inventory recommended||09/12/1990||09/12/1990||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Facility proposed for Inventory||10/09/1990||10/09/1990||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Facility proposed for Confirmed Release List||10/09/1990||10/09/1990||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Listing on Inventory recommended||02/25/1991||02/25/1991||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Review for final listing||02/25/1991||02/25/1991||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Listing on Confirmed Release List recommended||02/25/1991||02/25/1991||Ann Levine||SRS|
|Facility placed on Inventory||05/23/1991||05/23/1991||Loretta Pickerell||SAS|
|Facility placed on Confirmed Release List||05/23/1991||05/23/1991||Loretta Pickerell||SAS|
|Extension requested by owner/operator||11/20/1992||11/20/1992||SAS|
|Petition or request granted||11/21/1992||11/21/1992||SAS|
|EPA Site Inspection Prioritization||03/22/1993||03/22/1993|
|No Further Remedial Action Planned under Federal program||03/22/1993||03/22/1993|
|FEASIBILITY STUDY||12/01/1994||Geoffrey Brown||SRS|
|REMEDIAL ACTION||09/11/2007||Geoffrey Brown||SRS|
|REMEDIAL ACTION (Primary Action)||11/05/2010||11/05/2010||Geoffrey Brown||SRS|
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