New Lyme Metals

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New Lyme, OH - EPA Region V
Continuation of Removal Action
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New Lyme Metals - Removal Polrep

Region V

Subject: POLREP #17
Continuation of Removal Action
New Lyme Metals
New Lyme, OH
Latitude: 41.6050900 Longitude: -80.7646600

From: JJ Justice, On-Scene Coordinator
Date: 10/19/2011
Reporting Period: October 10, 2011 to October 14, 2011

1. Introduction
  1.1 Background
Site Number: B5VC    Contract Number: EP-S5-09-05
D.O. Number: 0027    Action Memo Date: 5/20/2010
Response Authority: CERCLA    Response Type: Time-Critical
Response Lead: EPA    Incident Category: Removal Action
NPL Status: Non NPL    Operable Unit:
Mobilization Date: 12/9/2009    Start Date: 7/12/2010
Demob Date:      Completion Date:  
ERNS No.:    State Notification:
FPN#:    Reimbursable Account #:

1.1.1 Incident Category
CERCLA Incident Category:  Inactive Recycling Facility

1.1.2 Site Description Location

See Initial Polrep. Description of Threat
The presence of heavy metals, PCBs, asbestos and numerous drums and compressed gas cylinders presents potential threats to human health and the environment by exposures to impacted air, soil and water at and around the Site.
See Initial Polrep for additional information.

1.1.3 Preliminary Removal Assessment/Removal Site Inspection Results
Primary contaminants of concern identified during the Site Assessment included: heavy metals (antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury), asbestos (chrysotile) and PCBs (Aroclor 1242 and 1254).

See Initial Polrep for additional information.

2. Current Activities
  2.1 Operations Section

2.1.1 Narrative

The Time-Critical Removal Action at the New Lyme Metals Site is addressing the presence of heavy metals and PCBs in the soils by excavating and disposing of the impacted material off site.  All asbestos containing materials, drums and compressed gas cylinders will also be removed and disposed of at an off site facility.  Air monitoring and sampling is being conducted for the protection of the workers and the public.  In addition, well samples have been collected to determine if any of the contaminants on Site have impacted the ground water. 

2.1.2 Response Actions to Date
During the period of October 10, 2011 to October 14, 2011, U.S.EPA along with START and ERRS contractors continued removal activities at the Site, these activities included:   

  • Completed excavating and stockpiling contaminated soils surrounding UST 
  • Transported 14 loads of non-hazardous soils to American Landfill for disposal
  • Closed drinking water well located on the Site 
  • Continued backfilling and grading of excavated areas
  • Received 167 loads of backfill for restoration
  • Continued managing water by pumping out clean excavation to allow for site restoration 
  • Continued decontaminating and demobilizing equipment 
  • Collected 12 confirmation soil samples and 2 well samples

Wet conditions and heavy rains continued to hinder removal and restoration activities.

2.1.3 Enforcement Activities, Identity of Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)
U.S. EPA continues its efforts in identifying viable potentially responsible parties as well as identifying and locating additional locations where the operations took place.  Currently, U.S. EPA has identified two possible locations where activities, similar to those at New Lyme Metals, may have taken place.   

2.1.4 Progress Metrics

This Reporting Period:

Waste Stream Quantity (tons) Date Manifest # Destination
Non-Hazardous Soil 317.5 10/14/2011 32773-32785 & 32787 American Landfill, 7916 Chapel St., Waynesburg, OH 44688

To Date:

526.72 tons of Non-Hazardous Debris has been disposed of at American Landfill in Waynesburg, Ohio

6,500.83 tons of Non-Hazardous Soils has been disposed of at American Landfill in Waynesburg, Ohio (includes 620 tons of treated TCLP soils)

32.62 tons of Non-Friable Asbestos containing material has been disposed of at American Landfill, in Waynesburg, Ohio

1,800.03 tons of RQ, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Solid Mixture, UN3432 material has been disposed of at CWM Chemical Services in Model City, New York  (includes 570 tons of treated TCLP soils)

1,500 gallons of RQ, Waste Flammable Liquids, UN1992, toxic (D001, D008, D018, D028) disposed of at Chemtron Corporation in Avon, Ohio

16 55-gallon drums of Oily Water Mixture disposed of at EQ Ohio in Canton, Ohio

1 35-gallon drum of RQ, Chromic Acid Solution, UN1755 (D002, D007) disposed of at EQ Ohio in Canton, Ohio

2 Compressed Gas Cylinders reclaimed by Air Gas in Cleveland, Ohio

2 Compressed Gas Cylinder reclaimed by Butler Gas Products in New Brighton, Pennsylvania

144,000 gallons of contact storm water run-off has been treated for PCBs and heavy metals and discharged

39.43 tons of scrap/used tires recycled at Liberty Tire Recycling in Minerva, Ohio

12.73 tons of scrap iron and metal recycled at Ashtabula Iron & Metal in Ashtabula, Ohio

9.5 cubic yards of woody debris chipped and reused as mulch during restoration on Site

25 cubic yards of rocks were transported off site for reuse in landscaping

500 tons of ODOT 411 stone was reused on site

  2.2 Planning Section

 2.2.1 Anticipated Activities Planned Response Activities

Removal action will include the following:  

  • Complete backfilling and grading of Site
  • Install fence on property line
  • Complete transportation and disposal of remaining wastes Next Steps

  • Return in spring to ensure site restoration was successful
  • Quarterly sampling will be done for one year to ensure treatment systems are functioning properly 

2.2.2 Issues
None at this time.

  2.3 Logistics Section
    Not applicable.

  2.4 Finance Section
    No information available at this time.

  2.5 Other Command Staff
    2.5.1 Safety Officer
The ERRS contractor prepared a health and safety plan (HASP) that was reviewed by Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) and for the Removal Action.  Prior to conducting sampling activities, the HASP was reviewed and signed by on-site personnel.

Daily Health and Safety meetings are held prior to the start of each days activities.  Primary topics include traffice safety, proper PPE, identification of work zones and biological hazards.

2.6 Liaison Officer
Nothing to report. 

2.7 Information Officer
Nothing to report.

3. Participating Entities
  3.1 Unified Command
Not applicable.

3.2 Cooperating Agencies
New Lyme Township

4. Personnel On Site
  During this time period the following personnel were on Site:

1 START contractor
8 ERRS contractors

5. Definition of Terms


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act


Emergency and Rapid Response Services


Health and Safety Plan
milligrams per liter


Ohio Environmental Protection Agency


On-Scene Coordinator
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Permissible Exposure Limits
Pollution Report
parts per million


Potentially Responsible Party
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act


Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team


Toxicity Characteristic Leachate Procedures
Toxic Substances Control Act
micrograms per liter
microroentgens per hour


United States Environmental Protection Agency
Underground Storage Tank

6. Additional sources of information
  6.1 Internet location of additional information/report
Additional information can be found at

6.2 Reporting Schedule
POLREPs will be issued weekly.

7. Situational Reference Materials
  Not applicable.