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Superfund Site Report: NORTHSIDE SANITARY LANDFILL, INC
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Northside Sanitary Landfill, Inc., Site covers l3l acres in Zionsville, Indiana. Over l6 million gallons of hazardous wastes have been deposited in the landfill. It opened in the l950s as an open dump, and was permitted by the State in l97l to accept hazardous wastes. EPA (under Section 3ll of the Clean Water Act) and the State have responded to complaints about the site. In response, the owner installed a leachate collection system, but leachate is still not totally contained. Analyses of surface water and soil by the State detected organic chemicals, including BENZENE, ACETONE, XYLENE, PHENOL, and CHLOROFORM, as well as LEAD. If the leachate collection system is not pumped out properly, it can overflow into ground water. The clay liner of the landfill may not be continuous, thus threatening ground water. About l,750 residents within 3 miles of the site use wells for drinking water. In June l983, the State ordered the site to close. The corporation has appealed the action.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Groundwater, soils, surface water, and sediments are contaminated with pesticides, acids, oils, and VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) including BENZENE and TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE). Potential health risks exist from accidental ingestion of contaminated soils and sediments. Drinking contaminated groundwater also may pose health risks, as may the consumption of fish from Finley Creek that have bioaccumulated contaminants in their tissues. Contamination in the creek may harm wildlife in or around the water.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    ACETONE    X
    BENZENEX    
    CHLOROFORM    X
    CHROMIUM    X
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    DICHLOROMETHANE    X
    ETHYLBENZENE    X
    LEADXX   
    METHYL ETHYL KETONEX    
    PHENOLX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 0
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for NORTHSIDE SANITARY LANDFILL, INC:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

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    Surface water migration:
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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: NORTHSIDE SANITARY LANDFILL, INC
    EPA ID: IND050530872
    Address: 985 SOUTH STATE ROAD 421
    ZIONSVILLE, IN 46077
    Other Names: NORTHSIDE
      NORTHSIDE SANITARY LDFL
      NSL
      NSLTHSIDE
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 21, 1984
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 1
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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