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Republic Steel Corp. Quarry

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

Remedial Project Manager
Sheila Sullivan (sullivan.sheila@epa.gov)
312-886-5251 or 800-621-8431, ext. 65251

EPA Attorney
Jerome Kujawa
312-886-6731 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66731


(where to view written records)

Elyria Public Library
320 Washington Ave.
Elyria, OH


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.

Site Updates || Technical Documents | Five-Year Reviews

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Site Updates

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.

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