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Chemical Recovery Systems

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (narsete.virginia@epa.gov)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

Remedial Project Manager
Jennifer Cheever
312-353-4627 or 800-621-8431, ext. 34627


(where to view written records)

Elyria Public Library
320 Washington Avenue
Elyria, OH


The Chemical Recovery Systems (CRS) site is located at 142 Locust Street in Lorain County, Elyria, Ohio. Zoning is predominately industrial and commercial near the central business district of Elyria. The site occupies 4 acres and is bordered to the west by the East Branch of the Black River. Operating from 1974 until 1981, CRS received used organic solvents from various industries, distilled the solvents on site, and sold the reclaimed solvents back to the industries. Solvents were transported to and from the site in 55-gallon drums or by tanker truck. The site is currently leased for storage of scrap aluminum and junked cars.

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Update August 2014

After entering a Consent Decree settlement in July 2010, EPA approved the plan to do the Remedial Design at CRS site. The selected remedy requires potentially responsible parties to dispose of the contaminated debris at the site, dig up the northwest corner of the property and dispose of the contaminated soil, and place clean cover soil over the whole site. These actions should keep chemicals from moving into a nearby river and underground water supplies (called groundwater in environmental terms). Also the groundwater will be monitored to make sure the contaminants are breaking down over time, two on-site sumps will be cleaned out and closed, a sewer line on the property will be repaired, and site access and use is restricted.

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