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Remediation System Evaluation, Penta Wood Products Site, Daniels, Wisconsin

The Penta Wood Products (PWP) site is a former wood treating facility located on Daniels 70 (former State Route 70) in Burnett County, Wisconsin. The Village of Siren, Wisconsin, is approximately two miles east of the site and there are two residences within 200 feet of the site using private wells. The PWP property currently consists of approximately 82 acres which were actively used for wood treating. The PWP facility operations involved wood treatment from 1953 to 1992 which caused contamination in site soil and ground water. The site was listed on the National Priorities List on June 17, 1996. The 1998 Record of Decision (ROD) for the site specified remedies for both soil and ground water contamination. At the time of the RSE, surface soil contamination had been addressed and subsurface soil contamination, ground water contamination, and LNAPL remained. The primary constituents of concern include pentachlorophenol (PCP), benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX), naphthalene (from No. 2 fuel oil carrier), arsenic, chromium, and zinc. Metals contamination was primarily present in surface soils, which have already been addressed. The focus of the RSE is on the pump and treat (P&T) and LNAPL recovery system.

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