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DUTCHTOWN TREATMENT PLANT CERCLIS Site

EPA Identifier: 110009336520
CERCLIS ID: 110009336520
Location:
30.25666, -90.98

Address:
I10 AND HIGHWAY 74
GEISMAR, LA

Create Date: 01-MAR-00
Update Date: 07-FEB-13
Final Date: 19991116


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SIC Codes: 9999
SIC Descriptions:
NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
Programs: {CERCLIS,ICIS}
Program Interests:
FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, SUPER

Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  July 22, 1987

Conditions at proposal (January 22, 1987): The Dutchtown Treatment Plant Site covers 21.5 acres near Dutchtown in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. The owner reclaimed oil on the site from 1965 to January 1984. In 1979, the State contacted the owner, now deceased, concerning compliance of the site with the State's hazardous waste requirements. He submitted a site closure plan in June 1982, but the plan was not acceptable to the State. In January 1983, the State ordered the owner to stop unauthorized removal of hazardous waste and in January 1984 declared the site abandoned.

A large holding pond on the site contains 300,000 gallons of oily wastes and 1,700 cubic yards of sludge waste; 372 cubic yards of contaminated soil are also on the site. The wastes contain benzene, ethylbenzene, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, and 1,1-dichloroethane, according to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. In 1984, the State took two emergency actions to prevent overtopping of the holding pond.

Analyses conducted by the State in 1984 revealed that shallow ground water (30 feet) under the site is contaminated with chloroform, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and 1,1-dichloroethane. About 1,500 people obtain drinking water from wells within 3 miles of this site. The wells are drilled to depths of 200-280 feet.

The site is 1 mile from coastal wetlands and 0.25 mile from fresh water wetlands in the Mississippi River watershed.

In June 1986, EPA detected benzene, ethylbenzene, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, and vinyl chloride in the air near the holding pond, posing the threat of fire and explosion. About 130 people live within 0.25 mile of the site. Although the site is fenced, it is unguarded. Thus, people and animals can come into direct contact with hazardous substances.

Status (July 22, 1987): In March 1987, under Section 311 of the Clean Water Act, EPA removed oil spilled from tanks, presumably by vandalism.

Institutional Controls:
Media Where IC Applies
(Multiple entries where more than one pathway is impacted)
Restriction Type Instrument
Soil
Limit Future Land Use
(p. 1) Under La, Admin. Code 33:V.Chapter 35 (2005), future use of this property may be restricted to commercial or industrial use. Hazardous constituents above levels that allow for unrestricted exposure may remain in the soil and the groundwater. This notification shall remain effective from the date of its filing until the property (soil and groundwater) subject to this notification can support unlimited uses and unrestricted exposures. EPA and LDEQ shall determine if the hazardous constituents are at levels whicb allow unlimited use and unrestricted exposure. Disturbing or removing soil or groundwater may subject the property owner and the party causing the disturbance to liability under CERCLA, the LEQA, or other laws.
 
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Ground Water
Limit Ground Water Use Activities
(p. 1) Under La, Admin. Code 33:V.Chapter 35 (2005), future use of this property may be restricted to commercial or industrial use. Hazardous constituents above levels that allow for unrestricted exposure may remain in the soil and the groundwater. This notification shall remain effective from the date of its filing until the property (soil and groundwater) subject to this notification can support unlimited uses and unrestricted exposures. EPA and LDEQ shall determine if the hazardous constituents are at levels whicb allow unlimited use and unrestricted exposure. Disturbing or removing soil or groundwater may subject the property owner and the party causing the disturbance to liability under CERCLA, the LEQA, or other laws.
 
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Document Issuance, Implementation  June 09, 2006  [4 pages, 4,384Kb   ]