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5-Year Review and Explanation of Significant Differences

January 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the Byron Salvage Yard Superfund Site. The Superfund law requires regular reviews of sites (at least every 5 years) where the cleanup is done but hazardous waste remains on site. These 5-year-reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup protects people and the environment.

EPA selected several cleanup actions. These actions include removal of the contaminated soil, monitoring of the site, installation/extension of the municipal water line to affected residences, and the final remedy.

The review includes a summary of:

The Explanation of Significant Differences addresses changes in the clean-up methodology since the authorization of the Record of Decision. The 1998 ROD recommended two areas of the Byron Salvage Yard be covered by caps. Subsequent soil sampling has indicated that contamination on the site is lower than previously believed, thus institutional controls for soils will not be required.

Five Year Review Report (PDF) (11pp, 60K About PDF ) December 2003

The 5-year review report, and documentation supporting modifications to the clean-up methodology are available at:

Ogle County Public Health Department
Ogle County Court House
104 South Fifth Street
Oregon, Illinois 61010

Byron Public Library
109 North Franklin Street
Byron, Illinois 61010

For more information:

Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope (pope.janet@epa.gov)
312-353-0628 or 800-621-8431, ext.30628

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