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Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) Database Site Summary Full Report - Details for Site ID 849, Lane County - Day Island Landfill

This report shows data entered as of December 1, 2021 at 4:33:57 AM

This report contains site details, organized into the following sections: 1) Site Photos (appears only if the site has photos); 2) General Site Information; 3) Site Characteristics; 4) Substance Contamination Information; 5) Investigative, Remedial and Administrative Actions; and 6) Site Environmental Controls (i.e., institutional or engineering controls; appears only if DEQ has applied one or more such controls to the site). A key to certain acronyms and terms used in the report appears at the bottom of the page.

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Site Photos

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View Photo 07/13/2009 Wells near I-5. 163 Kb
View Photo 12/02/2005 Approx. Landfill Location 71 Kb

General Site Information

Site ID: 849 Site Name: Lane County - Day Island Landfill CERCLIS No: 980511489
Address: Day Island Rd. Eugene 97401
  County: Lane Region: Western
Other location information: Site is bordered by I-5, the Willamette River, and canoe canal within Alton Baker Park.
Investigation Status: Suspect site requiring further investigation
  Brownfield Site: No NPL Site: No Orphan Site: No Study Area: No
Property: Twnshp/Range/Sect: 17S , 3W , 32 Tax Lots: 100, 201, 202, 500, 800
  Latitude: 44.0492 deg. Longitude: -123.0558 deg.  Site Size: >100 acres
Other Site Names:
  Day Island Sanitary Landfill

Site Characteristics

General Site Description:
Site History:
Contamination Information: This inactive municipal landfill received mainly putrescible wastes during its operation period. One section of the landfill was designated for the dumping of chemical and liquid wastes (1963-1972). Record keeping of waste composition and specific generators for the landfill is incomplete. Some of the materials disposed of in the landfill include: oil, ink, unspecified solvent, paint, and diesel fuel. The landfill also accepted wastes from J.H. Baxter, a wood preserver (ECSI #55).
Manner and Time of Release: Disposal into landfill, 1963-1974.
Hazardous Substances/Waste Types: (9/11/91 LSK) According to an EPA Site Inspection, the following substances were released during September 1 & 2 1971, and October 1971 - May 1974: unspecified ink - 650 gallons; unspecified solvent - 200 gallons; unspecified paint - 154 gallons; unspecified liquids - 150 gallons; diesel - 15 gallons; unspecified oil - 3650 gallons; unspecified oil (from wood treater, may have included creosote coal tar, pentachlorophenol, chlorodibenzofurans, and chlorodibenzodioxins and was released 9/2/71) - 1400 gallons. Information on hazardous materials disposed of at the landfill is not available for most of the 11 years of operation. Groundwater beneath the site exceeds normal values for pH, alkalinity, B.O.D. and C.O.D., but has not been sampled for chemical contamination.
Pathways: (7/20/92 LSK) Area groundwater and surface water have been impacted by the landfill. No contaminants were identified in a nearby downgradient well. There are no municipal wells or municipal drinking water surface withdrawal locations within two miles of the site. Very low levels of organic compounds were identified in the nearby canoe canal and boat basin sediments. Leachate seepage into a nearby pond was sampled with findings of low concentrations (below federal ambient water quality criteria) of arsenic & barium.
Environmental/Health Threats: The site is part of Alton-Baker Park and is readily available to the public and is bordered on all sides by the Willamette River. In the past, leachate drainage into a nearby pond has been documented. There are domestic drinking wells between one and two miles from the site; development of a golf course on the site has been proposed; vented methane gas from municipal waste degradation process. (9/11/91)
Status of Investigative or Remedial Action: (9/11/91 LSK) The site was closed as a landfill in 9/74. At that time, the entire site was covered with a minimum of two feet of sandy, silty loam. Grass was planted shortly after the closure of the site. The site has since been developed as part of the Alton Baker Park. EPA plans to rerank the site during fiscal year 1992 (EPA's preliminary site inspection, 1/18/85, concluded further site assessment was needed). A PA was completed by DEQ's contractor, Tetra Tech, in 6/92. (01/2005 WRM) Lane County is considering taking voluntary action to complete investigative activities for the site. No timeline has been established at the moment.
Data Sources: CERCLIS File OR980511489; SAS file; EPA CERCLA Preliminary Assessment and Site Investigation; lab results; PA prepared by Tetra Tech, 1992.

Substance Contamination Information

Substance Media Contaminated Concentration Level Date Recorded
BENZENE Groundwater 30 ppb 12/31/1985
PCB 1242 Groundwater 2.5 ppb 12/31/1985
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Groundwater 7 ppb 12/31/1985
TETRACHLOROETHYLENE Groundwater 6 ppb 12/31/1985
TRICHLOROETHYLENE Groundwater 17 ppb 12/31/1985

Investigative, Remedial and Administrative Actions

Action Start Date Compl. Date Resp. Staff Lead Pgm
Site added to CERCLIS 11/01/1979  
EPA Basic Preliminary Assessment 08/01/1984 08/01/1984
EPA Screening Site Inspection 1 01/25/1985 03/07/1985
Site added to database 04/21/1988   John Odisio SAS
SITE EVALUATION 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 Leslie Kochan SAS
Listing Review completed 09/11/1991 09/11/1991 Leslie Kochan SAS
Insufficient information to list 09/12/1991   Leslie Kochan SAS
State Basic Preliminary Assessment recommended (PA) 02/03/1992 02/03/1992 Leslie Kochan SAS
BASIC PRELIMINARY ASSESSEMENT 04/01/1992 06/30/1992 Leslie Kochan SAS
EPA Site Inspection Prioritization 12/12/1994 12/13/1994
No Further Remedial Action Planned under Federal program 12/13/1994 12/13/1994
State Expanded Preliminary Assessment recommended (XPA)  (Primary Action) 02/08/1998 02/08/1998 William Mason SAS

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