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									Lovers Lane Lead Site

    Jeffrey A. Lippert, OSC




        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• Emergency Response
  Actions:
  – Pipeline Breaks, Train
    Derailments, Chemical and
    Biological Attacks, Oil Spills,
    Chemical Fires
• Time-Critical Removals:
  – Drums, Abandoned Chemicals,
    Soil Contamination,
    Radiological Sources

                        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                                       4407 Lovers Lane,
                                       Plainfield Charter
                                       Township,
                                       Kent County,
                                       Michigan




U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• On 9/27/11, Battery casing discovered
  during water main installation on Lovers
  Lane
• On 11/4/11 DEQ requested EPA assistance
  with buried lead-acid battery casings at
  4407 Lovers Lane.
• Site walk with DEQ on November 22.
• Site Assessment on December 20, 2011

                U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                   • Buried, crushed lead-
                     acid car batteries
                     beneath the ground’s
                     surface.
                   • Levels of lead above
                     hazardous waste
                     criteria and above direct
                     contact criteria



U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Time-Critical
• Removal action began
  on May 7, 2012;
• Removal of casings and
  contaminated soil;
• Backfill with clean fill;
• Municipal water;
• Well abandonment;
• Site restoration.

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• Air samples collected
  before and during Removal;
• Particulate monitoring
  before and during Removal;
• Particulate data compared
  to sample data;
• Action level of 150 ug/M3
  established;
• 3000 pages of monitoring
  data collected;
• No exceedances.
                      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                   • X-Ray Fluorescence
                     (XRF) screening tool to
                     verify lead levels in floor
                     of the excavation.
                   • Levels of lead were
                     either ND or
                     background.




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                            • Could not excavate
                              3’ from foundation;
                            • Installed a plastic
                              liner to prevent
                              infiltration of
                              precipitation;
                            • Anchored into clean
                              backfill.



U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• Approached by resident at
  4435;
• Sampled well, 0.0016 mg/L;
• Contacted KCHD;
• Results above MCL for
  Lead of 0.0015 mg/L;
• Connected 4435 to
  municipal water.


                      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• EPA’s policy is to be
  open with the public;
• EPA distributed a Fact
  Sheet to homes in the
  neighborhood;
• Interacted with site
  visitors.




                   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                         • 2,123 tons of hazardous
                           waste shipped for
                           disposal;
                         • Air sampling – Non-
                           Detect for lead;
                         • Air monitoring – No
                           results above Action
                           Levels.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                   • Cleanup cost was
                     $448,628.32
                   • Cleanup began on May
                     7 and concluded on
                     June 7.




U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• The area surrounding the Lovers Lane Lead
  Site will be further investigated.
• EPA has referred the site to DEQ for soil
  and well sampling.
• DEQ is in the planning stage and has
  secured funding for well sampling.



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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

								
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