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Superfund Site Report: MARION (BRAGG) DUMP
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Marion (Bragg) Dump covers 40 acres in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. The area is relatively flat, with the Mississinewa River within 200 yards. The landfill, originally an old gravel pit, was used for the disposal of various wastes until it was closed and covered in 1975. The State reports that for at least 2 years, the landfill received approximately 1,400 drums per month. At least 3,000 drums containing a variety of hazardous materials such as ACETONE, solvents, plasticizers, LEAD, and CADMIUM may be buried. Leachate has been observed on the southeast side of the landfill. The primary concern is the threat of ground water contamination. Approximately 3,000 people live within 1 mile of the site and draw their water from an aquifer 20 to 25 feet below the site. To date, contamination has not been detected in wells in the immediate area. Status (July 1983): EPA recently completed a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Groundwater contamination was found in the shallow aquifer along the waste boundary by the river. The major contaminant of concern in the aquifer is ARSENIC. No effect on the river has been found. No unacceptable risks have been found due to exposure to the water in the on-site pond. Private drinking wells across the river, which are the only wells nearby that are downgradient of the site, have not been threatened or affected since the contaminated aquifer discharges into the river.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ACETONE    X
    CADMIUMXX   
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS X   
    LEAD    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 MARION (BRAGG) DUMP:

    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
    Site Name: MARION (BRAGG) DUMP
    EPA ID: IND980794366
    Address: 2627-2629 CENTRAL AVE
    MARION, IN 46952
    Other Names: MARION (BRAGG) DUMP
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 22
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: 76 - 99%

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