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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Radio Materials Corporation Facility - Attica, Indiana


The Radio Material Corporation (RMC) Facility encompasses approximately 38 acres in Fountain County in west central Indiana within the Middle Wabash River Basin. The Wabash River is located approximately 3,500 feet northwest of the Site. Historical Site operations, which began in 1948, included the manufacture of television tubes and disc capacitors within the main plant located south of Summit Street. There are no active manufacturing operations at the Site. Production was discontinued in the year 2000. The Site buildings, including the main building, are used for general storage of equipment and supplies.

Based on the U.S. EPA PA/VSI information and the past releases and management  areas at the Site,  the U.S. EPA Region 5 issued a RCRA 3008 (h) Consent Order to RMC that became effective on March 1, 1999. Historic RMC operations resulted in the release of chemicals, primarily volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  The most common VOCs detected include trichloroethene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (Perc or PCE).  Some of the VOCs leached into the groundwater and moved off the RMC property to the north and northwest, transported by groundwater. Investigations completed to date have included extensive sampling of soil, groundwater, soil vapor, and air.  Interim cleanup activities have been implemented and are ongoing to address VOCs in the soil, groundwater, soil gas and indoor air