MASON AND DIXON TANK LINES INCORPORATED
MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
After a review of the available information and the assumption that soil samples collected from 0.5 feet to 6.5 feet depth represent the surface soil, IDPH concludes:
- Aluminum and chlordane may pose a public health threat to those who come in frequent contact with contaminated soil.
- Remediation of the contamination is necessary to prevent exposure to aluminum and chlordane.
- Without remediation, the site is not suitable for residential or industrial development that would bring people in frequent contact with the contaminated soil.
- While conducting removal activities, implement worker protection and dust suppression methods to minimize human exposure.
- Verify the effectiveness of removal actions by analyzing soil samples collected no deeper than 3 inches, which are the levels of contaminants in the soil people are most likely to contact.
- If levels, especially of chlordane, remain in soils at levels established for voluntary cleanup sites, future land use should be limited to industrial development.
Constanta E. Mosoiu
- IEPA letter; from Kenneth W. Corkill, Environmental Protection Specialist, Site Assessment Unit, Bureau of Land; to Mike Moomey, Environmental Health Division, IDPH. June 5, 1997.
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency: "A Summary of Selected Background Conditions for Inorganics in Soil". August 1994.
- Matthew J. Ellenhorn and Donald G. Barceloux: "Medical Toxicology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Poisoning", pp 1009-1011. Elsevier, 1988.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: "Toxicological Profile for Aluminum" (update). March 1993.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: "Toxicological Profile for Chlordane" (update). March 1993.