ICG Iselin Railroad Yard
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: TND987767795
Location: Jackson, Madison County, TN
Lat/Long: 35.602500, -088.797680
Congressional District: 08
NPL Status: Proposed: Proposed: 05/10/93; Final; 12/16/94; Deleted: 01/07/02
Affected Media: Soil, sediment
Cleanup Status: Deleted from the NPL
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: None
Site Manager: John Nolen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The ICG Iselin Railroad Yard site is an 80-acre property in Jackson, Tennessee. The facility has had several owners over the years, each of whom used it for various purposes related to railroad operation. Activities at the site included engine repair, maintenance, radiator repair, diesel refueling and general.
The Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company acquired the Iselin Yard site in 1906. In 1940, Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company purchased Mobile and Ohio Railroad Co. Gulf Mobile continued to use the facility as a railyard. In 1972, Gulf Mobile reorganized as the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company (ICG). ICG Railroad owned and operated the site as a locomotive maintenance facility from 1972-1986. A large portion of the site was purchased by the Williams Steel Company in 1986. Williams used its portion of the property as a steel fabrication facility from 1986 until 1989, when Iselin Properties, Inc., assumed ownership. The remainder of the site was sold by Illinois Central to the Southern Railway Company, which later became Norfolk-Southern, in 1988.
The Norfolk Southern portion of the property is not currently considered to be part of the ICG Iselin Railroad Yard NPL site.
Waste disposal practices at the site are unknown prior to ICG's operation of the facility. At one time, the facility may have included a round house, a steam locomotive fueling station, a coal-fired power plant, and a locomotive maintenance building.
The site is currently owned by Williams Steel and Norfolk Southern Railroad. There were several potential contaminant source areas on the site: a main warehouse; numerous railroad tracks; storage tanks; a battery waste disposal pile; a rail-car fueling platform; and the railyard's pollution control system, which includes a neutralization tank, a concrete tank, several drainage ditches, and a surface impoundment.The site is located in a suburban, residential area. Approximately 30,000 people use 10 municipal wells located within four miles of the site.
Surface soils and on-site sediments are contaminated with heavy metals (lead), in addition to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as vinyl chloride and benzene.
Site Cleanup Plan
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the site was issued in 1999. The selected long-term cleanup approach for the site was institutional controls; specifically, deed restrictions which prohibit residential development and drilling of water wells on site.
A Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study from 1992 and 1993 indicated that lead was a primary constituent of concern at the site.
EPA and State of Tennessee entered into a Non-Fund Financed State Lead Enforcement Agreement. This agreement designated the State as the lead agency for all cleanup actions at the site.
A Non-Time Critical Removal action was undertaken in 1998, with approximately 716 tons of lead-contaminated soil removed from the site and disposed of in an appropriate facility. The excavated area was backfilled to grade.
The first Five Year Review (FYR) for the site was signed in December 2004. This FYR indicated that the remedy was operating as intended and protective of human health and the environment.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the ICG Iselin 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 on cleanup activities and updates.
The next FYR for the site is expected in December 2009.
Site Administrative Documents
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