Site Investigation, Remediation, Groundwater Sampling and Analysis, O&M, and Reuse Planning for TSL Superfund Site

Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study

KERAMIDA provided project oversight on behalf of the potentially responsible parties (PRPs), including oversight management and technical consulting services with regard to RI/FS work performed by the PRPs at the site. This included:

  • Development and negotiation of RI/FS scope of work

  • Implementation of the RI/FS

  • Supervision of the work: hiring contractor for direction, quality, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness and reviewing, revising and approving contractor’s work product and reports prior to submission to the PRP committee and to the USEPA/IDEM (including the QAPP and other work plan documents)

  • Receiving, reviewing and recommending action on contractor's invoices

  • Maintaining cost accounting records, files and systems for contractor on behalf of PRPs

  • Producing and submitting progress reports to PRPs, as required

  • Serving as the liaison between the contractor and the PRP remediation committee

  • Representing the PRPs and negotiating on technical issues on their behalf in meetings with the U.S. EPA Region 5, the U.S. EPA Headquarters, the U.S. Department of Justice, the IDEM, the Indiana Attorney General's Office, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

  • Representing the PRPs in public hearings

  • Identifying and advising the PRPs of potential cost savings or cost reduction opportunities

  • Assisting PRPs in PRP search and allocation issues

TSL Superfund Site (Photo: Journal & Courier )

TSL Superfund Site (Photo: Journal & Courier )

Remedial Design / Remedial Action

TSL Superfund Site

TSL Superfund Site

KERAMIDA is the Project Coordinator for the Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA), under contract with the Tippecanoe County Local Environmental Response Finance (TERF) Board and serves as the TERF Board’s agent. KERAMIDA is responsible for all technical negotiations with IDEM and U.S. EPA, the drafting of the technical portions of the Consent Decree, and the drafting of the Statement of Work.

Due to timing demands, the RD/RA Consent Decree and Statement of Work were drafted, negotiated and signed in the record time of 60 days.

KERAMIDA developed the scope of work and request for proposal packet for the design/construction contractor and lead the TERF Board through the contractor selection process. KERAMIDA was also responsible for all the RD/RA work performed by the design/construction contractor, including:

  • Field work oversight

  • Review and approval of all documents/reports for technical accuracy and quality

  • Direction of design and other technical aspects

KERAMIDA’s design and technical direction assured compliance with the Consent Decree in the most technically sound and cost-effective way to satisfy the site’s technical and regulatory needs for the next 30 years. KERAMIDA was responsible for the project’s compliance with all RD/RA deadlines, preparation and submission of Monthly Progress Reports to IDEM/U.S. EPA, and compliance with public participation requirements (1998 - Present).

TSL Superfund Site O&M Services

TSL Superfund Site O&M Services

Operation and Maintenance

KERAMIDA was retained by the TERF Board to perform all O&M Services, following completion of the remedial construction activities. The remedy included a cap, leachate and gas extraction and management, groundwater monitoring, wetlands construction and fencing.

The scope of services includes the management of the leachate collection system, management of the passive and active gas system, cap inspections and maintenance, groundwater monitoring and well maintenance, groundwater regulatory reporting and statistical analysis, annual reporting to IDEM/U.S. EPA (2002 - Present.)

Reuse Planning and Implementation

Based on the current contaminant data coming from leachate and methane monitoring wells, KERAMIDA believed the TSL Superfund Site was an appropriate NPL site to be allowed for reuse. In 2014, KERAMIDA was retained by the TERF Board to petition the U.S. EPA and IDEM for considering TSL for Reuse, and to perform the Reuse Study. KERAMIDA conducted a Reuse Specific Risk Assessment and prepared a comprehensive Reuse Study, which was approved by both U.S. EPA and IDEM.

The next step of the Reuse process is the amendment of the Consent Decree and ROD. Additionally, KERAMIDA is currently working on a conceptual site design that will include revenue producing elements, including renewable energy, and will focus on reuse options that provide space for public enjoyment. This conceptual design takes into account all of the major risk factors of building on a superfund site, ensuring that the future uses of the site are protective to human health.

TSL Superfund Site Reuse Assessment

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