Record of Decision Issued - North Landfill Subsite, Hastings Groundwater Superfund Site, Hastings, Nebraska
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected a remedy and presented that remedy in a Record of Decision (ROD) that addresses groundwater contamination at the North Landfill Subsite of the Hastings Groundwater Contamination Site in Hastings, Nebraska. This action is being taken under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund law. The ROD was signed on August 25, 2006.
A public comment period ran from April 10 – May 9, 2006. EPA was available to take public comments on the Proposed Plan at a public meeting on April 17, 2006. EPA recommended specific actions in the Proposed Plan to address the groundwater contamination.
After the comment period closed, EPA selected a remedy, as documented in the ROD. The ROD includes a summary of EPA's responses to comments received during the public comment period.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality concurs on the selected remedy.
ABOUT THE CONTAMINATION
Trichloroethene (TCE), cis1,2-dichloroethene (DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC) are the primary contaminants at the site. TCE is a chlorinated hydrocarbon solvent, and used as a degreaser. It is also a degradation product of tetrachloroethylene (PCE), which is commonly used in dry-cleaning fluid, spot removers, and degreasers. The other contaminants are degradation products.
EPA's selected remedy as presented in the ROD is natural attenuation, monitoring, groundwater use restrictions, hydraulic containment by operation of the existing network of downgradient industrial wells, and delivery of water to the Whelan Energy Center for use as non-contact cooling water.
The ROD and other site-related documents provide details of the nature and extent of contamination and the work that has been completed at the North Landfill Subsite of the Hastings Groundwater Contamination Site.
These documents are part of the Administrative Record, available during normal business hours at the following locations:
Hastings Public Library
Fourth and Denver Streets
EPA Region 7
901 N. Fifth Street
Kansas City, Kansas
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 7
Office of External Programs
901 N. Fifth Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101