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EPA ISSUES RECORD OF DECISION FOR THE ROSS METALS SUPERFUND SITE IN ROSSVILLE, FAYETTE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Release Date: 04/23/1999
Contact Information: Dawn Harris, EPA Press and Media Relations, 404-562-8421
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that a Record of Decision (ROD) has been signed for the Ross Metals Superfund site in Rossville, Fayette County, Tennessee. The ROD outlines the remedy that will be used to address contamination at the site.
The major components of the ROD include the following:
decontamination, demolition, and off-site disposal of pavement and buildings with recycling of metal debris;
excavation of contaminated soil, landfill slag, and contaminated sediment with appropriate confirmation sampling;
backfill of excavated subsurface-soil areas and landfill with clean soil;
off-site disposal of soils, slag and sediment at an approved nonhazardous waste disposal facility; and
development of a maintenance and monitoring plan to assess the effectiveness of the cleanup action.
The selected remedy is protective of human health and the environment and is cost effective. This remedy utilizes permanent solutions and alternative treatment technologies, to the maximum extent practicable for the site. Because the remedy will not result in hazardous substance remaining on-site above health-based levels that allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure, a five-year review will not be required for this remedial action.
The ROD and the Administrative Record, a compilation of documents which formed the basis for EPA’s selection of the remedy, are available for public review at Rossville City Hall, 360 Morrison Road in Rossville, Tennessee.
Persons interested in obtaining additional site information are encouraged to contact Beth Brown, Remedial Project Manager, at 1 (800) 435-9233, or Cindy Gibson, Community Involvement Coordinator, at 404-562-8808.