Troy Mills Superfund cleanup unveiled
A final cleanup plan for the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund site in Troy has been released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Environmental Services.
The final plan — known as a record of decision — calls for maintaining a newly constructed permeable soil cap over the former Troy Mills Inc. drum disposal area and allowing naturally occurring processes to continue reducing contaminant concentrations in the groundwater.
EPA estimates the total cost of the selected cleanup plan to be about $3 million.
The ROD includes the following major components:
Cleanup at the site has already begun. The EPA recently completed a multimillion-dollar project that involved the excavation and disposal of 7,692 buried drums, 29,924 gallons of flammable liquid waste, 3,099 cubic yards of sludge, and excavation of 26,244 tons of heavily contaminated soil.
The ROD is available online at www.epa.gov/ne/superfund/sites/troymills,