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EPA BEGINS OPERATION OF GROUNDWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM AT THE SCRDI DIXIANA SUPERFUND SITE IN CAYCE, LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C.

 EPA BEGINS OPERATION OF GROUNDWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM


AT THE SCRDI DIXIANA SUPERFUND SITE IN CAYCE, LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C.
 ATLANTA, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has initiated operation of a groundwater recovery and treatment system at the SCRDI Dixiana Superfund site in Cayce, Lexington County, S.C.
 Cleanup of the groundwater underlying the site is estimated to be completed by mid-1994.
 The SCRDI Dixiana site represents the 130th Superfund site in the country where construction activities have been completed and the remedy is operational.
 Construction of the groundwater recovery and treatment system, which was designed and installed to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the groundwater, was completed in June 1992. Initial analytical results indicate that the system is functioning properly to remove VOC contamination from the groundwater.
 Construction activities preceding the initiation of groundwater remediation are summarized in the Superfund Preliminary Close-Out Report. The report and other site-related documents are available for public review at the R.H. Smith Library, 1006 12th St., in Cayce, or at the U.S. EPA Records Center, 345 Courtland St. N.E., Atlanta.
 The SCRDI Dixiana Superfund site is located approximately 3.5 miles south of Columbia in southeastern Lexington County. In 1978, the two- acre site was used for storage of approximately 1,100 drums of waste material which included paints, solvents, phenols, acids, oils and dyes. Poor handling practices, leaky drums and exposure to the weather caused numerous releases to the environment.
 The site was placed on the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in July 1982.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Zeller, remedial project manager, or Cynthia Peurifoy, community relations, 404-347-7791, or Carl Terry, press office, 404-347-3004, all of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: South Carolina IN: SU: EXE


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