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NPL Site Narrative for SCRDI Bluff Road

Columbia, South Carolina

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (October 1981): The South Carolina Recycling and Disposal, Inc. (SCRDI) Bluff Road Site is on State Highway 48 (Bluff Road) about 7 miles southeast of downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The property covers about 7 acres, of which 2 acres are actually used for waste storage. About 7,200 drums of toxic, flammable, and reactive wastes are on-site, as well as numerous smaller containers. Two small ponds at the northern end of the site are remnants of lime slurry disposal ponds used by an acetylene manufacturer that once occupied the property. The storage area is partially fenced. Air, ground water, and surface water are contaminated.

This is the top priority site in South Carolina.

Status (July 1983): During early 1982, a group of generators contracted with one of the generators, TRI, Inc., to clean up 75 percent of the surface of the site at a cost of $1.6 million. The cleanup was completed in late 1982. In June 1982, EPA awarded a $1,078,292 Cooperative Agreement to South Carolina to clean up the remaining surface waste and conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study for cleanup of ground water. In August 1982, EPA approved $100,000 for remedial design activities. The surface cleanup is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 1983, and the feasibility study in the third quarter of 1984.

The Department of Justice, on behalf of EPA, has brought a Federal civil action against those generators who failed to participate in the surface cleanup by TRI.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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