Remedial Measures for a Creosote Impoundment Closure

by Benjamin R. Genes, Remediation Technologies Inc, Fort, Collins, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


In conformance with the 1984 amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part 264 requirements, Burlington Northern Railroad (BN) constructed a double high density polyethylene (HDPE) lined waste pile with leak detection and leachate collection systems to serve as a temporary storage facility for the 18500 cubic yards (14231 cubic meters) of creosote contaminated soils and sludges excavated from the Paradise Tie Treating plant surface impoundment. The overall closure of the surface impoundment at the Paradise, Montana site will be accomplished through on-site land treatment and/or incineration of the creosote contaminated soils and sludges and a ground water corrective action program utilizing gradient control wells with treatment and reinjection. Treatment demonstrations for land treatment and incineration, ground water modeling and ground water treatability studies have been initiated.

Subject Headings: Soil treatment | Soil pollution | Groundwater pollution | Water pollution | Water treatment plants | Water storage | Water resources | Montana | United States

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