BFI - Solley Road
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- On July 31, 2012, EPA issued a Corrective Action Permit implementing selected remedies to protect human health and the environment and clean up contaminated media.
- This facility is one of EPA Region III's high priority RCRA corrective action sites and EPA has determined that both the Human Exposure and Groundwater Environmental Indicators have been met.
- BFI implemented, and continues to operate and monitor the numerous remedies which include a ground water recovery and treatment system, an active landfill gas extraction system, leachate collection and a state-of-the-art landfill cap. Monitoring of the groundwater continues to occur to ensure protectiveness and progress. All of the above are required by the July 31, 2012 permit in addition to Institutional Controls restricting the use of both the Facility and groundwater.
- A formal meeting was held on September 13, 2011 between concerned citizens, EPA and MDE proposing the final remedy for the Facility. In summary, the citizens were pleased with the remediation efforts and the regulatory oversight.
- The BFI Solley Road facility is located at 7890 Solly Road on approximately 150 acres in a rural area 3 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland. The Facility includes two closed landfills: the East Fill encompasses approximately 18 acres and received industrial hazardous waste; the West Fill also encompasses 18 acres and received solid waste (household trash). From 1963 to 1979 Browning Ferris accepted industrial and municipal wastes at the East and West Fills.
- The Facility ceased receiving any waste in 1982 and the East and West Fills were closed in accordance with solid waste management regulations.
- In the year 1999, Allied Wastes Industries purchased BFI. Allied merged with Republic Services, Inc. BFI is a subsidiary of Republic and is the current owner of the Facility.
- The main contaminants impacting groundwater are volatile organic compounds such as benzene (a component of gasoline) and trichloroethylene (a solvent).
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Final Decision and Response to Comments [PDF, 14 pages, 7.28 MB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 6 pages, 33 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [PDF, 8 pages, 36 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
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- The facility is unused.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the EPA Project Manager: Mr. Luis A. Pizarro(215)-814-3444.