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Kim-Stan Landfill

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Site Description

The site is a 24 acre elongated mound 50 to 85 feet above Route 696 with a relatively flat top that slopes from the side of the mountain to the south, northward to Route 696. An estimated 8 to 9 million gallons of leachate releases from this landfill each year and discharges to the Jackson River located approximately 1,000 feet down gradient of the site. Adjacent land use includes a sawmill to the east, a heavy equipment repair shop to the west, and to the north (across Route 696), an historic church and cemetery beyond which the CSX railroad yard expands to the east. The southern border of the landfill is the north slope of the forested Rich Patch Mountains, which is part of George Washington National Forest. Access to the landfill is limited by a 7-foot, chain-link fence topped with barbed-wire on the north and west side. The landfill may be entered through the sawmill property during business hours only.

No buildings are present at the landfill. Structures present include a storm water pond outlet in the northeast corner of the property, and several 5-feet in diameter concrete sump or "manhole" features associated with an historic leachate collection and management system at the site.

Current Site Status and Cleanup Actions to Date

  • September 27, 2002: completed the Record of Decision (ROD).
  • August 2003: Completed the Remedial Design (RD).
  • EPA Region 3 is currently beginning the Remedial Action (RA) to implement those portions of the August 2003 RD having to do with capture and treatment of the leachate. Funding for these activities came from Region 3 monies and not from the Superfund Remedial Action funds.
  • During 2000-2001, Allegheny County completed a project to divert clean storm water around the landfill, thereby reducing the volume of leachate generation. These activities were funded by the State of Virginia.
  • Completing a focused Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) to select a permanent cleanup remedy for the site using the presumptive remedy approach for municipal solid waste landfills.

Current Funding Status

  • In 2001 EPA spent approximately $790,000 for the RI/FS.
  • In 2003 EPA spent approximately $500,000 for the RD effort.
  • EPA is currently funded through regional funds to begin the RA by constructing the leachate collection and treatment system.
  • EPA anticipates needing funding totaling approximately $8,380,000 in fiscal year 2005 to complete the RA by constructing the landfill cap.

For more information on the projects at this site, please read the Kim-Stan Landfill Fact Sheet on the Region 3 Superfund Web site.

Key Accomplishments

  • Completing a focused Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) to select a permanent cleanup remedy for the site using the presumptive remedy approach for municipal solid waste landfills.
  • Completed the Record of Decision (ROD) on September 27, 2002.
  • Completed the Remedial Design (RD) in August 2003.
  • EPA has spent approximately $1,290,000 for the RI/FS and the RD effort.

 

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