Fort Wayne Reduction Superfund Site
- Fort Wayne, IN (Allen County)
- EPA ID# IND980679542
- Alias(es): N/A
Community Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196
Remedial Project Manager
312-886-7341 or 800-621-8431, ext. 67341
(where to view written records)
Allen County Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Fort Wayne Reduction is a 35-acre site located along the south bank of the Maumee River and situated in a 100-year old flood plain of the river. The site operated as a residential and industrial landfill and accepted hazardous wastes from 1966 to 1974. A remedial investigation and feasibility study, a study of the nature and extent of contamination and alternatives for cleanup began in 1986 and resulted in a cleanup plan to:
- Dig up drums and incinerate the drum contents.
- Construct a fence around the site.
- Install a ground water capture system to collect an treat ground water before entering the Maumee River.
- Install erosion mats and planting vegetation to reduce erosion during flooding.
Through a consent decree with EPA, Waste Management Inc. agreed to fund the cleanup and construction started in 1990 with drum removal occurring in 1993. Over 27,000 drums were removed from the site and final construction was completed in 1996.
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EPA is conducting a five-year review of the Fort Wayne Reduction Dump Superfund site located at 5225 Old Maumee Road in Fort Wayne. The Superfund law requires regular checkups of sites that have been cleaned up – with waste managed on-site – to make sure the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.
EPA’s cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater consisted of digging up thousands of drums containing waste and incinerating the waste; installing a groundwater capture system to collect and treat groundwater before entering the Maumee River; installing erosion mats and planting vegetation to reduce erosion during flooding; and monitoring groundwater, constructing a fence and placing deed restrictions on land use.
The review should be completed by the end of May.
- Explanation of Significant Differences (PDF) (33pp, 1.8K) September 2010
- Record of Decision (PDF) (53pp, 99KB) August 1988
Five Year Reviews
- Third Five-Year Review Report (PDF) (81pp, 4.1MB) September 2009
- Second Five-year review (PDF) (56pp, 1.7MB) September 2004
- First five-year review (PDF) (11pp, 138K) July 1999