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EPA PRESENTS PROPOSED PLAN FOR SECOND PHASE OF CLEANUP AT THE SMITH'S FARM SUPERFUND SITE IN SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY.

 EPA PRESENTS PROPOSED PLAN FOR SECOND PHASE OF CLEANUP
 AT THE SMITH'S FARM SUPERFUND SITE IN SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY.
 ATLANTA, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 21, in Shepherdsville, Ky., to present the recently completed Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study and EPA's Proposed Plan for remediation of the formerly permitted landfill portion of the Smith's Farm Superfund site.
 The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bullitt Lick Middle School Library in Shepherdsville. Following the presentation, EPA will answer questions and accept written or oral comments from the public.
 Site investigation and cleanup are being addressed in phases, referred to as "operable units." Long-term investigation at the formerly permitted landfill revealed rainwater infiltration into the landfill, causing leachate movement to the east, surface soil contamination, and waste material burning beneath the surface.
 EPA's proposal for remediation at the landfill will involve consolidation of contaminated soil and capping the landfill; collection, treatment, and discharge of leachate; extinguishing the subsurface landfill fire by excavation; fencing; and periodic monitoring.
 The Smith's Farm Superfund site is a 460-acre farm approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Brooks, Ky., just north of Prior Valley Road. The site includes disposal areas where permitted and unpermitted disposal of hazardous waste occurred over a 20-year period. The site was added to the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in June 1986.
 The public is encouraged to review the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study and Proposed Plan and submit comments to the agency during the 30-day public comment period which began May 6 and will end June 8. Documents concerning the site are available for review at the Ridgway Memorial Library on Walnut Street in Shepherdsville. Comments should be mailed to Tony DeAngelo, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 345 Courtland St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30365.
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 /CONTACT: Suzanne Durham, 404-347-7791, or Charlis Thompson, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: Kentucky IN: SU: EXE


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