Copley Square Plaza
Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor (email@example.com)
312-353-1325 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31325
Remedial Project Manager
Margaret Gielniewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-886-6244 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66244
Ohio EPA Site Coordinator
Mike Bolas (email@example.com)
(where to view written records)
Copley Twp. Trustees Office
1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road
Fairlawn-Bath Public Library
3101 Smith Road
The Copley Square Plaza Superfund site is located at 2777 Copley Road in Copley Township, Summit County. The site is near Copley Road, a busy street in the township. Private homes and the Meadows of Copley units are located immediately to the east, south and southeast.(more...)
Tetrachloroethene information from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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EPA is proposing a cleanup plan for deep groundwater at the Copley Square Plaza site. The recommended cleanup is basically the same as the ongoing cleanup in the shallow groundwater, and would involve:
- Injecting chemicals and microorganisms into the groundwater to help break down the contamination.
- Monitoring the groundwater to measure the success of the cleanup.
- Restricting the use of the groundwater for drinking or other purposes until safe levels are reached.
A document called the “record of decision” will describe the final cleanup plan and be available to the public by the end of September.
Results from samples collected from 2012 to late 2014 from the intermediate and deep groundwater monitoring wells are summarized in a document called a Remedial Investigation Report (PDF) (93pp, 884K). Another document called a Feasibility Study (PDF) (204pp, 13MB), details several other possible cleanup options.
EPA installed permanent soil vapor probes in December 2014 behind the former dry cleaning building and at one nearby home, to replace two old probes. Information collected from these two new and 12 existing vapor wells will help determine whether the mitigation systems, (installed in 2012) are functioning as intended. EPA will monitor the progress until the levels of tetrachloroethene, or PERC,-related groundwater pollution have reached safe cleanup levels. Once the groundwater is clean, vapor intrusion will no longer be a way for residents to be exposed to PERC.
Sample results indicate the September 2013 injection of chemicals and microbes into the ground to clean up the PERC in the shallow groundwater is still working. A thick chemical mixture of iron shavings and carbon was pushed through the soil to reach the polluted groundwater to destroy the dry cleaning solvents rendering them harmless over time. A second chemical injection into the shallow groundwater is needed to speed up the cleanup.
The total cleanup, which includes shallow and deep groundwater, is expected to be completed by 2020. This is 2-4 years after the final injection of the chemical mixture into the deeper groundwater aquifers.
- EPA Picks Cleanup Plan for Copley Square Plaza Superfund Site October 28, 2009
- EPA proposes cleanup plan for Copley Square Plaza Superfund site; meeting July 22, 7 p.m. June 29, 2009
- EPA names new Superfund National Priorities List sites in Danville, Ill., and Copley, Ohio April 27, 2005
- U.S. EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for Deep Groundwater Contamination (PDF) (8pp, 881K) June 2015
- Connections to Public Water Supply Coming this Summer (PDF) (2pp, 326K) March 2012
- EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for Polluted Ground Water, Soil (PDF) (8pp, 509K) June 2009
- Studies Near Completion (PDF) (2pp, 132K) February 2008
- Two Studies Mark Beginning of Copley Cleanup Process (PDF) (2pp, 127K) January 2006
- What You Should Know About Vapor Intrusion (PDF) (2pp, 232K)
- Proposed Cleanup Plan (PDF) (19pp, 593K) July 2015
- Feasibility Study (PDF) (204pp, 13MB) May 2015
- Remedial Investigation Report (PDF) (93pp, 884K) August 2014
- Attachment B OU1 Figures (PDF) (5pp, 2.28MB) January 2011
- Attachment B OU1 SOPs (PDF) (70pp, 984KB) January 2011
- Attachment B OU1 (PDF) (42pp, 205KB) January 2011
- Record of Decision (PDF) (96pp, 3.3MB) October 2009
- Feasibility Study (PDF) (240pp, 17.5MB) June 2009
- Baseline Human Health Risk Assessment Report Copley Plaza Site (PDF) (232pp, 1.4MB) July 2008
- Remedial Investigation Report Copley Square Plaza Site (PDF) (183pp, 7.7MB) July 2008
- Extent of contamination map (PDF) (1pg, 11"x17", 681K) April 2008
- Screening Level Ecological Risk Assessment (PDF) (46pp, 1.9MB) November 2006
- Final Community Involvement Plan (PDF)(36 pp, 528K) October 2005
- Transcript of the Public Meeting held July 22, 2009 (PDF) (100 pp., 157K) July 22, 2009