Madison County Sanitary Landfill
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: FLD981019235
Location: Madison, Madison County, FL
Lat/Long: 26.198330, -080.152210
Congressional District: 02
NPL Status: Proposed: 06/24/88; Final: 08/30/90
Affected Media: Debris, Ground water, Soil
Cleanup Status: Construction complete - physical cleanup activities have been completed
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: In reuse - public use. Potential future use - public or recreational use
Site Manager: Joe Alfano (email@example.com)
The Madison County Sanitary Landfill was initially owned and operated by the City of Madison. From 1971 to March of 1980, domestic waste from the City and surrounding areas, and industrial waste generated by local industries was disposed of in the landfill. Municipalities and several private companies, specifically ITT Automotive, dumped waste material into the landfill. The Yard Trash Area (YTA), occupying approximately 8.7 acres in the southeastern portion of the landfill property, was primarily used to dispose of large bulk debris associated with construction and demolition activities. Madison County assumed operation in 1980.
The Superfund portion of the landfill occupies approximately 90 acres of a total of 126 acres owned by the County. Elevated levels of Dichloroethane, Dichloroethene (DCE), Trichloroethene (TCE), and Vinyl Chloride have been detected in the Floridan Aquifer. The original source of ground water contamination is believed to be the YTA.
The site is currently covered by a clay/soil cap. The Madison County Department of Transportation, the County Recycling Center, and the County's aviation hanger and landing strip also occupy the property. Surrounding land uses to the north, east, and west include a mix of undeveloped land, agricultural land, and rural residential homes. The Madison County Department of Transportation and County Recycling Center are located immediately south of the site.
Elevated levels of Dichloroethane, DCE, TCE, and Vinyl Chloride have been detected in the soil and ground water.
Site Cleanup Plan
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Landfill site was issued in 1992. Major cleanup elements for the site included:
- Installation of a clay/soil cap over the YTA.
- Construction of stormwater control facilities (pump-and-treat system).
- Installation of a ground water treatment system.
- Land use ordinances or other measures restricting construction of water supply wells off site in the vicinity of the landfill.
- Restrictions on future use of the Landfill.
- Ground water monitoring.
- Operations and Maintenance at the site.
In 1984 and 1985, approximately 40 drums and contaminated soil were removed from the Landfill. The drums were analyzed and reported to contain buffering compounds and TCE.
Cleanup activities detailed in the ROD began in August 1995 and were completed in January 1997. Cleanup activities included installation of the cover system by preparing the site, excavating the waste from the YTA and pond, and construction of the landfill cover. A stormwater management system and a gas monitoring system were installed. The ground water treatment system was completed in March 1996 - three recovery wells were installed to extract and treat contaminated ground water under the YTA area.
Three Five-Year Reviews (FYRs) have been completed for the site in 2000, 2005 and 2010. The 2010 FYR found that the site remedy was protective of human health and the environment.
Institutional controls prohibit soil excavation or ground water use anywhere on the site.
Site cleanup activities have been undertaken both by EPA and by potentially responsible parties with oversight by EPA.
In 1990, EPA entered into a Consent Order with the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) , requiring them to undertake a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for the site.A Unilateral Administrative Order for Remedial Action was issued by EPA in February 1995 directing the PRPs to implement the cleanup activities described in the ROD.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the Madison County Landfill site to solicit community input and to ensure that the public remains informed about site activities throughout the site cleanup process. Outreach activities have included public notices and public meetings on cleanup activities and updates.
Ground water treatment and monitoring will continue for the site until drinking water standards are met. An investigation for additional source material is starting in 2011.
The next FYR for the site is expected in September 2015.
Site Administrative Documents
For more information or to view any site-related documents, please visit the site information repository at the following location. As new documents are generated, they will be placed in the information repository for public information.
North Florida Junior College
Turner Davis Drive
Madison, FL 32340
For documents not available on the website, please contact the Region 4 Freedom of Information Office.