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Title: Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 10): Frontier Hard Chrome Site, City of Vancouver, Washington (first remedial action), July 1988. Final report

Abstract

The Frontier Hard Chrome (FHC) site, covering approximately one-half acre, is located in the City of Vancouver, Washington. The areal ground water is used as the drinking-water supply for the City of Vancouver, which has two well fields within one mile of the site. Since 1955, the site has primarily been occupied by two companies engaged in the chrome-plating business. Presently, the facility is being used as a storage and staging area for a neighboring business. During the operation of Pioneer and the initial operation of FHC, chromium-plating wastes were discharged to the sanitary sewer system. In 1975, the City of Vancouver determined that the chromium in the waste water from FHC was upsetting the operation of its new secondary-treatment system. At that time, FHC began discharge of their untreated plating wastes to a dry well behind the facility. In 1976, Ecology permitted FHC to discharge to the dry well. In 1982, Ecology found FHC in violation of the Washington State Dangerous Waste Act for the illegal disposal of hazardous wastes, and in 1983 ordered FHC to stop discharging to the dry well. The selected remedial action for the site includes: ground-water pump and treatment using selective media ion exchangemore » to remove chromium, followed by carbon adsorption to remove VOC with discharge into the river or the city sanitary sewer; and ground-water monitoring.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6500717
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6500717
Report Number(s):
PB-89-135313/XAB; EPA/ROD/R-10-85/014
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also PB--89-128409
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GROUND WATER; WATER POLLUTION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE DISPOSAL; LAND POLLUTION; REMEDIAL ACTION; METAL INDUSTRY; SUPERFUND; ADSORPTION; CARBON; MONITORING; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PROGRESS REPORT; PUMPING; WATER WELLS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRY; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION LAWS; SORPTION; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER; WELLS 510600* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Regulations-- (-1989); 520600 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Regulations -- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Not Available. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 10): Frontier Hard Chrome Site, City of Vancouver, Washington (first remedial action), July 1988. Final report. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Not Available. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 10): Frontier Hard Chrome Site, City of Vancouver, Washington (first remedial action), July 1988. Final report. United States.
Not Available. Tue . "Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 10): Frontier Hard Chrome Site, City of Vancouver, Washington (first remedial action), July 1988. Final report". United States.
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author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {The Frontier Hard Chrome (FHC) site, covering approximately one-half acre, is located in the City of Vancouver, Washington. The areal ground water is used as the drinking-water supply for the City of Vancouver, which has two well fields within one mile of the site. Since 1955, the site has primarily been occupied by two companies engaged in the chrome-plating business. Presently, the facility is being used as a storage and staging area for a neighboring business. During the operation of Pioneer and the initial operation of FHC, chromium-plating wastes were discharged to the sanitary sewer system. In 1975, the City of Vancouver determined that the chromium in the waste water from FHC was upsetting the operation of its new secondary-treatment system. At that time, FHC began discharge of their untreated plating wastes to a dry well behind the facility. In 1976, Ecology permitted FHC to discharge to the dry well. In 1982, Ecology found FHC in violation of the Washington State Dangerous Waste Act for the illegal disposal of hazardous wastes, and in 1983 ordered FHC to stop discharging to the dry well. The selected remedial action for the site includes: ground-water pump and treatment using selective media ion exchange to remove chromium, followed by carbon adsorption to remove VOC with discharge into the river or the city sanitary sewer; and ground-water monitoring.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
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