Powersville Landfill Site
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: GAD980496954
Location: Powersville, Peach County, GA
Lat/Long: 32.612500, -083.794430
Congressional District: 08
NPL Status: Proposed: 09/08/83; Final: 09/21/84
Affected Media: Ground water, Soil
Cleanup Status: Construction complete - Physical cleanup activities have been completed.
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: Potential for agricultural reuse.
Site Manager: Brian Farrier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 15-acre Powersville Landfill site, located in Powersville, Peach County, Georgia, was originally used as a borrow area which provided sand and fill material to the County from the early 1940s to 1969. In 1969, Peach County began operating the site as a sanitary landfill receiving municipal and industrial wastes until operations ceased a decade later. In May 1983, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) sampled area wells for contamination and detected trace amounts of pesticides in a local water well. At the request of GEPD, further investigations were initiated by EPA in October, 1983. The site was placed on the National Priorities List in September 1984.
Soil and ground water on the site and on adjacent properties have been contaminated with pesticides, chlorinated solvents, and heavy metals. Remedial Investigation (RI) sampling indicated the presence of benzene hexachloride, vinyl chloride, lead, and chromium in the ground water. Elevated concentrations of benzene hexachloride, dieldrin, chlordane and toxaphene were also detected in the soil samples taken at the site.
Site Cleanup Plan
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the site was issued in 1987. Major cleanup elements for the site included:
- Surface cover systems for the hazardous waste and municipal landfill areas.
- Installation of a minimum of eight additional ground water monitoring wells.
- Provision of an alternative water supply for selected residents near the site.
- Imposition of on-site and off-site deed restrictions to prohibit specific actions.
- Development and implementation of an operation and maintenance plan for the remedy, once constructed.
Under a 1988 Consent Decree (CD) with EPA, Canadyne-Georgia Corporation agreed to implement the remedy and Peach County agreed to implement the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plan over the 30-year period following completion of construction.
Cleanup activities were initiated in January 1991, and consisted of installation of a low permeability liner over disposal areas; installation of ground water monitoring wells; extension and connection of municipal water supply lines to affected properties; filing of institutional controls to record the type, location, and quantity of hazardous waste on the site and to restrict future site uses; and design and implementation of an O&M plan. Construction was completed in September 1993.
Site cleanup activities were led primarily by potentially responsible parties with oversight by EPA.
The Site was deleted from the NPL in 2010.
On July 15, 1985, EPA issued an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) granting Peach County and Canadyne-Georgia Corporation until November 1, 1985 to present a revised AOC to EPA to complete the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the site. Neither party issued a revised order by that date so negotiations were terminated and EPA initiated RI/FS activities.In September 1988, EPA entered into a Consent Decree with Peach County and Canadyne-Georgia Corporation to implement the remedy.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the Powersville 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, interviews, and public meetings on cleanup activities and updates.
The next Five Year Review for the Site is scheduled for 2013.
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.
For documents not available on the website, please contact the Region 4 Freedom of Information Office.