On December 5, 2012, the Ohio EPA requested assistance from U. S. EPA Region 5 at the Opossum Creek Drum Site in Moraine, OH. The Site contains partially buried drums on the bank of the Opossum Creek. Initial sampling by Ohio EPA indicates drums contain elevated levels of heavy metals including arsenic, lead, and chromium.
A U.S. EPA site investigation was conducted on December 12, 2012 documenting heavy metals (lead, arsenic) in partially buried drums.
A time-critical removal action was initiated on April 29, 2013 and was completed on January 24, 2014. See POLREPs 1-5 for details.
A total of 2,230 ink waste drums/containers and ~12,812 tons of heavy metals-contaminated soil was excavated and transported for off-site disposal. In addition, 200 cubic yards of TCLP heavy metals soil/debris was transported for off-site disposal. 23,170 regular-size tires and 190 cubic yards of off-road large truck tires were transported off-site for recycling.