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Following 6r8 the moves underway mrult+ng frvm tho F D A t i n a s of hish levels of PCB Ul f l S h talcrn fm Cnoccolocco Creek downrttasm f r o m i t ' s confluence with Snow Crsek.

STATUS t e Snow Creek about 16#/day (I) w e are p r e s e n t l y d i s m of PC9 (down &from 250#/ap in9 9 ) . Ksasu??ments or depar-ntal The dlacrspancy waste s t = a r u show a total loa8 of only 2#/dap.

be p m s e n t , a d (by possIb1e pickup of PCB by leachlng p r e v i o u s l y deposited PCB Iron the ll;obstona n e u t , ~ l i z s t i o np i t which a180 a c t s M a stttlFng basln.
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a ) Sump l a belnstalled a t the arocfor deprrtmtnt to capt u n m e aroclors from the gprn f l o w . 'Lhis 18 believed to be the l a r g e s t departacntal 8 0 of 8ewcr loss because or the l l q u l d a r a a l o r s fnquent1.p obaerved. However, sampling w o r k d i d not c 0 0 ~ x m the b a U e f becau80, no doubt, of inherent sampling p r o b l e m s . m e preject raa due f o r completion on 9/1, and had been delayed because of an underground spring.

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b ) c u b i n g i s beL3.g i n s t a l l e d at & a n pick up o r spi11td a r o c l o r a planned.

loading 8 n a with dry

c ) Investigation of treatnant methods a d s o w t i o n by a c t l vated carbon showing most promise to date.

( 3 ) Joe C-lockstt, S e c r k t a r p of the Ahba!na Uatar Improvemsne C o d s a l o n , will try to handla tho problem quietly uithout release of the a o r m s t i o n t o She public a t this t i m e . Re belleves that F D A will not pm9clpltat8ly In thb matter (he d i d not advise how
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wants t o x a l t y W o r n a t L o n 0x1 PCB'r and t h i s will bo convoysd pars o n a l l y to him by Sack Oamt%next weok.

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vised o f the n e c t a a i t y to avoid r e w e A a g o f

(a) Operator Sducatior,

A l l Annirrton personnel have been m a d L-oclor.

( c ) Mechanical Pmg-

(1) -parmental S u w at e x : = c o s t or $2,000, work i8 mcteding on bn overtims b a s i s with coarpletlon e q e c t o d t c i ~ e ~ a t the s poscribility of l a r g e 10s1,12/7o
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operating m a .

( 2 ) Loam a Washup of r p i l l e d &roclor has been stopped and d v p i c k v i a sand t v t i t u t a d . .Curbing p r o J e c t ~ 1 being s

expedited.

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( 3 ) Neutralization P i t Clean out

' (a) Smm+dirt8ly, the n e t t l e d m a t e r i a l downat&& oftho limabtone all be removed a8 well aa p 0 8 S l b h by pumping, wlth axhlmun stof' t h s water. The s o l i d s (and 8r0ClOr8) will be landtLllad.

(b) By-Pa88 of Neutr8Uzatlon Pt. ch crash balls, t=-enches will be dug t o allow dlvcrslon of all water from the fiM8tOnO p i t . This rill a k e 1 2 reeks Md dll Coat about $lO,OOO.

In addition, i t all be necessary t o p r o v i d e c a u s t i c n e u t r a l i z a t i o n of the acid wartsa. This w i l l be handled in the aroclor dspart=ant v l a Installation of a pK oont r o l l e r and valve with temporary p i p i n g and t r u c w n g f a c i l i t i e s . Cost will b e about $5,000 plus about $500 per day for c a u s t i c C u m g the peIciod when the a l t e r n a t e n e u t r a l i z a t i o n i s mquired. OUrFng t h i s p t r l o d , PCS lossar rhould be no m o r 8 than 5 10 lbs./day.

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v i r 1 be LCIomughly cleaned out present d e t e r i o r a t e d ~ 3 p h a l tmtrnbraIlU Md mpbCeWnt (pO8Sibly) by U pl83t l c manbranu r U c h E M m s l s t A r O C l O r . 3 . %e p h l t w i l l consider p088$318 S t - Y c t u r a l Chugha t o p t m l t more _ ~ a r f e c t l v e upcrstZon &?d ability to make puturu cleanouts witciout the' pmrent by-pas6 stcpa. E(6comxnenbations ma; a t l v e t o t h i s all follow.
w i t h probable ramoval of t!!e

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(I) Water Flow Reduction Zmsent t o t a l flow through p i t is For a t h 6 S t S e V e r 4 l of the stmame, ruduetfon of flow w i l l result iz fmmadiats reduction o r Pca t o Snow Cmek. mre l u p o r t a n t , raduction of flow rill minimize rUtum traat700 a m .

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In conjunctlon @-%! the p i t b y 9 8 8 8 Work b 3 ( a ) above aQQr?Ximately 200 ma of aroclor free water w i l l be pe-ntly evert e d . Included i n t!w fi.rst rsductlon are the ch2orinator cooling a t m u and moat o f the w 8 t . r coming f r o m t h e X l r a n flure tower. Dstalls of E t N a will be accozuplirrhad all bs available by 8/l4f?O.
4 m n t h b ~m e r rater conservation projects Over &&e next 3 w i l l ba i n r t d l r d with objective of mduclng the 8t-m t o the

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lowsat p r r c t i e a l amount, nor e8tLmatrd t o be about 300 400 The pmjectr rill involva multiple u s e o f rator urd furt h e r diversions or s r a c l o r f r e o watsr.

( 5 ) Final T?art=unt Based on by September, t h e UtiOna &bow objective or 10 ppb or P a ' r a hope I s raised because dis8olvsd a m e l o r ha8 shown 4 pronounced a f f i n i t y ror surface adsorption (aa on r a l l a o f 8 q 1 e b o t t l e s ) . m e sollds g e n e n t d by the limestone n e U t r a U Z 4 L t l O n ala believsd t o r a t a aroclor paaaf.?g by them. mererora, udequate s e t t l i n g and/or t l l t - e a t l o n fo1lQwiAg n e u t r a l i z a t i o n with periodic n m o v a l of the S o l i d 8 accompllrh the necessary tmatment (along w l t h e plant will procaed on p n l l m i ~ t c y water flow reduction). m design of f l l t t - a t i o n f a c i l i t i e s with and without carbon treatment between n e u t r a l l z a t l o n and f l l t r a s i o n . ~ Y e I design r i l l b e a v a i l able t o r action i n CAS. the reduction La not an great as hopedfoz o r in aane the coctrof agancieb demand m o m conrpletr n m o v a l (control agency rsqui--emsntr are a coenpletaly unknown factor a t present). Ey t h e tiM a declslen muat be made r e L a t i v e t o f l m l t r t a t a e n t , ue .rhould have b e t t a r N o - t l o n on rsqui,rownts and
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