Republic Steel Corp. Quarry
Community Involvement Coordinator
Patricia Krause (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-886-9506 or 800-621-8431, ext. 69506, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST
Remedial Project Manager
Sheila Sullivan (email@example.com)
312-886-5251 or 800-621-8431, ext. 65251
312-886-6731 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66731
(where to view written records)
Elyria Public Library
320 Washington Ave.
Republic Steel Quarry (RSQ) is a five-acre water containing quarry surrounded by seven acres of fenced land. Waste pickle liquor and rinse water made up of sulfuric acid and dissolved metal oxides were discharged daily from 1950 to 1975. The selected cleanup plan resulted in the removal of sediment and soils from a drainage ditch and contaminated areas around the edge of the quarry. Cleanup also included ground water monitoring, fish identification, and site restrictions.
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EPA completed a third five-year review in June 2008. The review determined that cleanup at the site protects human health and the environment. Fence and warning signs stop residential access and recreational use of the site. Occasionally trespassers access the site and the fence and warning signs need to be improved to discourage this trespassing. Long-term effectiveness of site restrictions will improve with local environmental stewardship.
- Explanation of Significant Differences (PDF) (12pp, 68K) September 2001 (a modification to the original Record of Decision)
- Record of Decision (PDF) (24pp, 45K) September 1988
- Third five-year review (PDF) (169pp, 9.4MB) (June 2008)
- Second five-year review (PDF) (97pp, 1.5MB)(June 2003)
- First five-year review (PDF) (341pp, 7.1MB) (May 1998)