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New Osborn Report

New Osborn Report

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TABLEOFCONTENTS
SiteBackground1FieldWorkSummaryandWorkPlanDeviations2SamplingSummary4SummaryofResults5Table1Table2Table3Table4Table5Table6Figure1Figure2Figure3Figure4Figure5Figure6Figure7
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SoilSamplingResultsSoilBackgroundSamplingResultsXRFSoilSamplingResultsSedimentSamplingResultsGroundWaterSamplingResultsSurfaceWaterSamplingResults
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SiteLocationMapSoilBoringLocationMapSampleLocationMap-Inset1SampleLocationMap-Inset2SampleLocationMap-Inset3SurfaceWaterandSedimentSampleLocationMapGeoprobe®WellLocationMap
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AttachmentASoilBoringLogs
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SiteBackground
TheOsborneSaltLandfillproperty,locatedinMentor,Ohio,adjacenttothesouthernboundaryofMentorMarsh,isapproximately9.4acresinsize(seeFigure1).Thepropertyconsistsofthree(3)parcelsownedbyLakeshoreBoulevardProperties(anOsbornecompany),RichardM.Osborne(Trustee),andJeromeT.Osborne,etal.JeromeT.Osborneutilizedthepropertyforthedisposalofsaltminetailings(low-gradesaltore)fromthenearbyMortonSaltminein1966.Basedonhistoricalaerialphotographs,OhioEPAestimatesthatapproximately265,000tonsofthematerialwasplacedwithinBlackbrookCreekandontothesurroundingfloodplain.SincethattimethetailingshaveactedasasourceofcontaminationtoMentorMarsh,releasinghighlevelsofchloridesandtotaldissolvedsolids(TOS),whichhavenegativelyimpactednativeplants,animalsandhumans.Anumberofactivitieshavebeenperformedonthepropertytoaddressthesaltleachateproblem,withoutsuccess.Thechronologicalorderoftheseremedialactivitiesisasfollows:1.)In1972,flyashwasplacedoverthesalttailingsbythepropertyowner,whichdidnoteliminateinfiltrationofrainwater.2.)In1980,thepropertyownerculvertedBlackbrookCreekandcoveredthetailingswithalternatinglayersofflyashandlimekilndust,toppingitwithclayfill,topsoilandgrassseed.Thisworkdidnotpreventinfiltrationofrainwaterandthemovementofgroundwaterthroughthefill.EventuallysaltsleachedthroughtheconcreteculvertandintoBlackbrookCreek.3.)Inthemid-1980s,BlackbrookCreekwasrelocatedtoitscurrentpositionimmediatelyadjacenttotheeastsideofthelandfill.SeepscontaininghighlevelsofchloridesandTOShavebeendocumentedimmediatelyadjacenttoandenteringthecreek.FromJulythroughSeptember2007,OhioEPAconductedaPhaseIPropertyAssessment(PhaseI)oftheProperty.ThePhaseIwasrequestedbytheCityofMentorandfundedunderaU.S.EPATargetedBrownfieldsAssessmentGrant.Thereportdocumentedhistoricalandon-goingcontaminantreleasestoBlackbrookCreekandMentorMarsh.In2007,basedonresultsfromthePhaseIandarequestfromtheCityofMentor,OhioEPApreparedtoperformaPhaseIITargetedBrownfieldAssessment(PhaseII)ofthe

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