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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Interfacear (Formerly: Quebecor) in Glen Burnie, Maryland

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Cleanup Status

Former owner, Quebecor Printing was located on a six acre parcel at 7364 Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Quebecor had an on-site industrial wastewater treatment facility. The facility had a State of Maryland Oil Operations Permit for the tank farm and oil storage at the facility. The underground storage tanks at the facility were removed and/or abandoned in place under the direction of the  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE's) Oil Control Program.

The Maryland Department of the Environment and EPA concurred that no further corrective action is required at this Facility. Quebecor remediated contaminated soil and groundwater on-site from a leaking underground storage tank (UST). The USTs at the facility were removed and/or abandoned in place under the direction of the MDE's Oil Control Program. In March, 2007, EPA issued a Statement of Basis (for the proposed final remedy of this site) for public comment. No comments were received and the Final Remedy Decision letter was sent to Quebecor in May 2007. Groundwater reached acceptable levels under EPA drinking water standards, and a 'no further action' letter was issued by MDE and EPA to the Facility in January 2010.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Interfacear (Formerly: Quebecor), Glen Burnie, Maryland

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A leaking UST was removed in 1989, and all other USTs were cleaned, removed or abandoned in place in 1994 to 1995 under Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) requirements. In December 2000, the property was purchased by AKP Partnership. In January 2000, MDE sent a letter to AKP stating that no further action was necessary at the site.

Quebecor, a previous owner, continues a voluntary ongoing groundwater and soil remediation project pursuant to old releases from a removed underground storage tank. Groundwater monitoring results are submitted to MDE. An environmental indicator (EI) inspection was performed on September 11, 1998. Both human health and groundwater EI's indicate that human health is protected and contaminated groundwater is under control. The remedy selection was formalized by EPA in a document released for public comment (Statement of Basis for remedy selection) and finalized in May 2007. Remedy construction for groundwater and soil treatment was installed in 1996 and operating successfully for over ten years. In 2007, all remaining groundwater contaminants (ethylbenzene and xylenes) were below the cleanup levels. MDE required sampling for another year to confirm cleanup completion. In January 2010, EPA and MDE issued letters to Quebecor that stated, "…the remedy to clean up past contamination has been successful, and therefore, corrective action at the facility is complete and no further action is required…."

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Contaminants at this Facility

Ethylbenzene and xylenes were present in groundwater at concentrations above drinking water maximum contaminant levels. The groundwater and soil remediation system has kept the groundwater plume on-site and has effectively treated the plume. The remediation is completed, with groundwater returned to acceptable drinking water levels.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

Post treatment, groundwater quality meets EPA and MDE Drinking Water Standards. Therefore, institutional controls are not necessary for this Facility.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The facility is under continued use.

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Site Responsibility at this Facility

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of the EPA Region 3 with assistance from Maryland Department of Environmental Protection.

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