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1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lovers Lane Lead Site Jeffrey A. Lippert, OSC

2 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

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

4 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

5 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

6 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

7 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.

8 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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.

9 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.

10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Could not excavate 3’ from foundation; Installed a plastic liner to prevent infiltration of precipitation; Anchored into clean backfill.

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

12 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.

13 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.

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15 Cleanup cost was $448, Cleanup began on May 7 and concluded on June 7.

16 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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