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Superfund Site Report: NEW HANOVER CNTY AIRPORT BURN PIT
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): The New Hanover County Airport Burn Pit is on Gardner Drive west of the New Hanover County Airport in Wilmington, North Carolina. The burn pit is of earthen construction, 30 by 50 feet, and roughly 2 feet above ground level. It does not extend below the land surface. The county constructed the burn pit around 1968. During approximately 1968-79, the Cape Fear Technical Institute used the pit for fire-training purposes, burning jet fuel and GASOLINE in the burn pit and extinguishing the fires with water. The Wilmington Fire Department also used the burn pit for fire-training purposes during 1968-76. Jet fuel and drainage from PETROLEUM fuel storage tanks in the area were burned and the fires extinguished with water, carbon dioxide, and dry chemicals. Sometime prior to 1982, sorbent material used in river spill cleanups was dumped into the pit. In addition, fuel OIL, kerosene, and OIL from OIL spill cleanups were burned in the pit. The pit holds approximately 22,500 gallons, of which 85 percent is water.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Explosive disposal/detonation
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENICXX   
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)XX   
    BARIUMXX   
    BARIUM COMPOUNDSXX   
    BENZENE    X
    CHROMIUMXX   
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDSXX   
    DICHLOROMETHANE    X
    FLUORANTHENE    X
    LEADXX   
    MERCURYXX   
    PYRENEXX   
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE    X


    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 NEW HANOVER CNTY AIRPORT BURN PIT:

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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: NEW HANOVER CNTY AIRPORT BURN PIT
    EPA ID: NCD981021157
    Address: GARDNER DRIVE
    WILMINGTON, NC 28401
    Other Names: NEW HANOVER COUNTY AIRPORT BURN PIT
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: March 31, 1989
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 2
    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: 2 - 10

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