Republic Steel Corp. Quarry
Community Involvement Coordinator
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359
Remedial Project Manager
Sheila Sullivan (email@example.com)
312-886-5251 or 800-621-8431, ext. 65251
312-886-6731 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66731
(where to view written records)
Elyria Public Library
320 Washington Ave.
Republic Steel Quarry (RSQ) is a five-acre water containing quarry surrounded by seven acres of fenced land. Waste pickle liquor and rinse water made up of sulfuric acid and dissolved metal oxides were discharged daily from 1950 to 1975. The selected cleanup plan resulted in the removal of sediment and soils from a drainage ditch and contaminated areas around the edge of the quarry. Cleanup also included ground water monitoring, fish identification, and site restrictions.
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January 2014 Update
EPA completed a review of the Republic Steel Quarry Superfund site 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. This review included an evaluation of background information, cleanup requirements, effectiveness of the cleanup, and maintenance and monitoring efforts. It also looked at ways to operate more efficiently.
EPA’s cleanup of contaminated sediment and soil from a drainage ditch and in pollution hot spots at the Quarry consisted of removing the contamination, monitoring groundwater and performing a fish study to determine health risks. The review found that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. The next scheduled five-year review will be in 2018.
- Explanation of Significant Differences (PDF) (12pp, 68K) September 2001 (a modification to the original Record of Decision)
- Record of Decision (PDF) (24pp, 45K) September 1988
- Fourth five-year review (PDF) (129pp, 8.5MB) (March 2013)
- Third five-year review (PDF) (169pp, 9.4MB) (June 2008)
- Second five-year review (PDF) (97pp, 1.5MB)(June 2003)
- First five-year review (PDF) (341pp, 7.1MB) (May 1998)