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Superfund Site Report: LEMON LANE LANDFILL
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): Lemon Lane Landfill is located on the western edge of Bloomington, Indiana. The site is 10.7 acres, of which 3 acres are owned by a private citizen. From 1950 to 1964, the site, which has no liner or run-off controls, accepted both municipal and industrial wastes. Allegedly, wastes were incinerated on-site. No records were kept of the types or quantities of wastes received. Of primary concern are large quantities of exposed capacitors containing PCBS. Many are leaking and have contaminated underlying soils, which are thin and irregular. PCBS in the soil range from 0.1 to 330,000 parts per million. Starting in 1980, the State and EPA sampled several times in the area. They detected no PCBS in nearby residential wells at the time, nor did they observe any surface discharges. However, the geology of the area suggests that ground water contamination is possible. Pedestrians have easy access to the site, and children use it as a play area. Status (July 1983): Using CERCLA emergency funds, Bloomington is working with EPA to erect a security fence around the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The principal health concern at the site is PCB-contaminated groundwater, used by some residents as a drinking water supply. In addition, several local springs have been contaminated with low levels of PCBS as a result of contaminant migration from the site. Soils are contaminated with PCB; however, capping the landfill has reduced the possibility of exposure to contaminants. The landfill cap also reduces the possibility of additional contaminants reaching the groundwater.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for LEMON LANE LANDFILL:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground 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
    EPA ID: IND980794341
    Address: LEMON LANE
    Other Names: LEMON LANE LDFL
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the LEMON LANE LANDFILL Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 1
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: 76 - 99%

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the LEMON LANE LANDFILL Superfund site.
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