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Tremont City Barrel Fill Site

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (narsete.virginia@epa.gov)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

Remedial Project Manager

Jena Sleboda Braun


(where to view written records)

Clark County Public Library
Reference Services
201 S. Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45506


The Tremont City Barrel Fill site is an 8.5-acre section at the north end of the Tremont City Landfill. From 1976 to 1979 about 51,500 drums and 300,000 gallons of industrial waste were disposed of in waste cells or trenches that were dug 15- to 25-feet deep and covered with soil. A ground-water sampling program began with six monitoring wells, and over time more monitoring wells were added resulting in additional ground-water sampling.

EPA has negotiated with potentially responsible parties (PRPs) that the Agency believes are responsible for the barrel contamination. The PRPs agreed to perform in-depth studies to determine the nature and extent of the contamination and recommend cleanup alternatives. These studies were released in a large document called a "remedial investigation/feasibility study” under the Superfund Alternative Approach or SAA.  Superfund Alternative Approach is one of the options for Superfund sites that need long-term cleanup.  Read more about SAA in the Site Information box on the right.

The Tremont City Barrel Fill was part of the former Tremont City Landfill site, an 80-acre area located 3.5 miles northwest of Springfield, Ohio, and 1.5 miles west of Tremont City. In order to better manage cleanup projects, EPA divided the former Tremont City Landfill site into three smaller sections: the Tremont City Barrel Fill, the Tremont City Landfill, and the Tremont City Waste Transfer Facility.

Fact Sheet: Understanding the Superfund Alternative Approach

Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC) and Community Advisory Group (CAG) are two ways the community can get involved. Learn more about CAGs and TASC.

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Site Updates

March 2014

In order to evaluate updated conditions at the Tremont City Barrel Fill site, EPA took soil, water and sediment samples around the Barrel Fill site in 2013. These samples have been analyzed and are now in the quality assurance/quality control process, a system of procedures, checks, audits and actions to make sure that the EPA sampling activity is of the highest quality.

In 2011 EPA approved the Record of Decision that outlines EPA’s plan for cleaning up waste and contaminated soil at the Tremont City Barrel Fill site. EPA’s cleanup plan is to:

The estimated cost of the cleanup is $28 million.

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