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RV Hopkins Inc. Facility (Formerly Quad City Drum Recycling), Davenport, Iowa County, Iowa - Fact Sheet, February 2019

Public Comment Period for Proposed Final Remedy


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 invites the public to comment on the Proposed Final Remedy (proposed final corrective measures) for the RV Hopkins Inc. Facility (formerly Quad City Drum Recycling), 743 Schmidt Road, Davenport, Iowa.


The Proposed Final Remedy entails land use controls for the site due to the level of lead remaining in soil that may pose a health risk. The land use controls will prohibit residential development at the facility. Use controls will also require that soils disturbed at the facility be characterized for potential contaminants prior to handling and removing from the property.

EPA encourages the public to review this Proposed Final Remedy and the Administrative Record, which contains documents supporting the Proposed Final Remedy.

The public comment period runs from Feb. 11, 2019, through March 12, 2019.

Written comments on the Proposed Final Remedy must be mailed or emailed no later than March 12, 2019, and must be sent to:

Bruce A. Morrison
EPA Region 7 (AWMD/WRAP)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Or by email:


Environmental investigations have identified widespread lead in soil as the primary contaminant of concern, with minor amounts of polychlorinated biphenyls and dieldrin present.


RV Hopkins Inc. and Quad City Drum Recycling operated as a drum reconditioning/recycling facility from 1964 to sometime in 2012. Drum reconditioning consisted primarily of washing, shot blasting, and repainting 55-gallon metal drums. Extensive cleanup actions have been performed at the facility that included the removal of drummed wastes and the capping of lead-contaminated soil.


The Administrative Record is available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Davenport Public Library
321 North Main Street
Davenport, IA 52801-1490
Phone: 563-326-7832

EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 1-800-223-0425

After consideration of all comments received, EPA will make a Final Remedy Decision. If the decision is made to select a final remedy that is substantially unchanged from the Proposed Final Remedy, EPA will notify all persons submitting comments or requesting a notice of the Final Remedy Decision. If the Proposed Final Remedy is substantially changed, EPA will issue another public notice indicating the changes.

If you have questions or want to receive further information, please contact:

Tamara Freeman
Community Engagement Specialist
U.S. EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425