In November 2004, EPA initiated a response action at the Site under the authority of the Clean Water Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. (See www.epaosc.net/b&l for additional information on the oil removal action for this Site.) EPA’s assistance was requested by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) in mitigating an oil discharge from the Site, which was entering Hood’s Creek. In the course of investigating this incident, over 100 55-gallon drums of waste oils and automotive products were discovered to have been abandoned at the Site. The drums were observed to have leaked, as evidenced by stained soils in the area where the drums were stored. The drums and soils excavated from this area were staged inside a building at the Site. Analytical results of samples collected from the drums showed evidence of hazardous substances which pose a threat of a release to the environment.
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On Sept. 12, 2005, EPA and it's contractors re-mobilized to the Site to conduct the following activities: transportation and disposal of approximately 106 drums and 70 tons of contaminated soils currently stored in a warehouse building at the Site, and decontamination of surfaces inside the warehouse building where these wastes have been temporarily stored.
On Sept. 15, all above-referenced activities were completed and personnel and equipment were demobilized from the Site, marking the completion of EPA's removal action.