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Brandt Pike Terminal Site

RCRA Site Information
  • Dayton, OH (Montgomery County)
  • EPA ID: N/A
  • Alias(es): N/A
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Rafael P. Gonzalez (gonzalez.rafaelp@epa.gov)
312-886-0269 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60269

Site Manager
Steven Renninger (renninger.steven@epa.gov)
312-513-7539

Regional Counsel
Randa Bishlawi (bishlawi.randa@epa.gov)
312-886-0510 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60510

Background

The respondent companies own or operate four active petroleum products distribution facilities and an oil pipeline at the Brandt Pike operation. Each of the four distribution facilities receives its petroleum products via the Inland Pipeline.

Oil containing benzene, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and other additives has been released from the Brandt Pike facilities or the pipeline into the soil and ground water. The respondent companies have been investigating on-site subsurface contamination and are conducting ongoing oil recovery from the on-site ground water.

Beneath the Brandt Pike Oil Pipeline and facilities lies an aquifer that provides the sole source of drinking water for the city of Dayton. Areas of the Brandt Pike operation are within Dayton's well field protection area. Sampling from the monitoring wells detected levels of MTBE in excess of 85 parts per billion (abbreviated ppb) and benzene in excess of 164 ppb.

Dayton also recently reported that MTBE was detected this April (2007) in a monitoring well in the well field at a level of .28 ppb.

The investigation is intended to generate information and analyses so EPA can determine what additional measures may be necessary to prevent or reduce the impact of the pollution on the city well field and the river.

EPA's drinking water advisory sets a level of 20 to 40 ppb of MTBE for taste and odor. There is no federal or Ohio maximum contaminant level (MCL) for MTBE in drinking water. The federal and state MCL for benzene in drinking water is 5 ppb.

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